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Friday’s special Faulkner events at the Tallahatchie Riverfest

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- Friday September 28, the first day of New Albany’s annual Tallahatchie Riverfest, held two special  William Faulkner events that honor the famous author.  The annual Faulkner Literary Fest has been underway for the past several weeks. The end of the festival is timed to commemorate [More]

Faulkner, Folk Art & More Exhibit opens Friday 9/28

September 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Faulkner Folk Art and More Exhibit opens at the Union County Heritage Museum Friday, September 28th, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. This is as annual juried exhibit of art work from regional artists who have entered pieces inspired by the annual Art Challenge. This year, the challenge  books are Soldiers’ Pay, [More]

New Albany honors “favorite son” William Faulkner at several events

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

William Cuthbert Faulkner, winner of the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born 120 years ago today, Sept. 25, 1897, in New Albany. Falkner’s great-grandfather, William Clark Falkner, a Confederate Civil War officer, a lawyer and a businessman, had helped found a railroad in the 1870s. Murry Falkner, the [More]

Annual Faulkner & Folk Art Exhibit opens September 22

September 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

The opening of the fourth annual Faulkner and Folk Art Exhibit will be Friday, September 22, 5 – 7 PM, at the Union County Heritage Museum, 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany. This year’s featured book – art challenge is William Faulkner’s The Big Woods.  Artists from across the south have created pieces [More]

Literary Fest Friday photos

September 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

There was a lot of activity in New Albany today, centered around native son, William Faulkner. The 2016 Literary Fest presented a day focusing on the written, visual and spoken arts. One hundred or so fans of the written word attended the William Faulkner Competition Luncheon on Friday, September 23rd. Attendees at [More]

Lena Grove and  John Steele Davis

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS– Lena Grove, pregnant, had walked from Alabama to Mississippi, a hundred miles or more, in summer heat: “She carried a palm leaf fan and a small bundle tied neatly in a bandanna handkerchief. It contained among other things thirty-five cents in nickels and dimes. Her shoes were a pair of his [More]

Faulkner & Folk Art entry deadline drawing near

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

“. . .in August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s a lambence, a soft, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. …It lasts just for a [More]

Literary Fest 2016 in New Albany has many events yet to come.

August 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS– As local lovers of the written word continue the celebration of  “all things literary,” the community’s various groups and organizations that celebrate books, writers, readers and performance will share their various endeavors with anyone who wishes to partake in this [More]