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Museum Photography Contest: “Take a Hike in Yoknapatawpha”

April 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

“Take a Hike in Yoknapatawpha” is the theme of the photography contest and exhibit coming up this June at the Union County Heritage Museum. The contest is juried with cash awards in four categories. “We want people to get outside, enjoy nature and take great photographs,” said Jill Smith, Director of [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]

Author who “gets” Mississippi featured at Faulkner Awards Luncheon

September 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

An outsider, an Englishman no less, who really “gets it” about Mississippi will speak at the annual Faulkner Literary Luncheon, Thursday, September 28. Richard Grant, author of the non-fiction best seller, Dispatches From Pluto, Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, is one of those rare individuals, [More]

Faulkner Luncheon features Dispatches from Pluto author Richard Grant

September 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Author Richard Grant is the featured speaker for the 2018 Faulkner Awards Luncheon. The annual Faulkner Literary Luncheon will be held Friday, September 28, noon, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in New Albany. Guest speaker will be Richard Grant, author of the book Dispatches from Pluto. The [More]

September Museum Moments to feature Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak

September 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

On September 20, 2018, Brothers Cham and Ike Trotter will share stories and letters from the book Rowan Oak: A History of the William Faulkner Home, by Sally Stone Trotter. The book is about William Faulkner‘s purchase of what became his Rowan Oak home. A light lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 AM,  [More]

Faulkner’s “Soldier’s Pay” to be topic of September Luncheon with Books

September 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Friends of the Library sponsored Luncheon with Books will be held Tuesday, September 18, at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library in New Albany. Union County native and English professor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Dr. Kate Stewart will discuss William Faulkner’s Soldier’s Pay. This is the story of a [More]

Museum Moments program to explore Japanese bond with Faulkner

August 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Japan invited William Faulkner to visit and lecture in 1955 after the writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. The Union County Museum will feature this as the topic of Museum Moments on August 16 in New Albany as part of the Faulkner [More]

EXCEL students contributed original works to Faulkner event

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

 Fourth grade EXCEL Ninabeth Capaning’s fourth grade EXCEL class at New Albany Elementary School has been participating in a unit of study on poetry. Students wrote poems and created water-color illustrations to be used as table decorations for the Faulkner Literary Luncheon, which was held on Friday, September 22. [More]

Faulkner book to be topic of Luncheon with Books

September 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

As an event of the William Faulkner Literary Fest, Luncheon with Books at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library Tuesday, September 19, Faulkner’s  book Big Woods will be the topic. Dr. Kate Stewart, English Professor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will discuss Big Woods, which is the focus [More]

Pouring “ahun” in New Albany

September 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- Ahun? What is ahun — A-H-U-N ? More than a few first-time readers of William Faulkner, especially those not from the American South, have gone in vain to their dictionaries to find the word. No luck. Not even in the big ten-pound unabridged Webster’s International Dictionary. It’s [More]
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