2024 festival

At the University of Mississippi, April 4-6, 2024

this year's program

Learn what's in store (and who's featured) this time at the University of Mississippi


Recording of 2023 Keynote Speaker Margaret Renkl

2023 SLF Host School

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2024 SLF Host School

university of mississippi

Founded in 1844, the University of Mississippi is the state's flagship university. Its campus has been recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful.

Some of the programming for this year's conference will take place in partnership with The Oxford Conference of the Book, which overlaps with our event. Check out their programming featuring 40+ scheduled authors—this is a fantastic "two for one" opportunity for student writers to meet and learn from practicing poets and writers.

SLF kicks off Thursday night with an open mic at the charming and historic Oxford-University Depot.

Oxford, MS

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April 4-6, 2024


We have special conference rates at Hampton Inn (West Jackson Ave. phone: 662-232-2442) and Tru by Hilton (Ed Perry Blvd. phone: 662-380-5888). Access group rates by clicking the links above for each hotel. Please contact Beth Spencer or Angela Green with further questions about the conference rate.

Additionally, the Visit Oxford website has comprehensive information about travel to Oxford to help you plan your stay--including information on hotels and Airbnb options.