2024 festival

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

Contest Results

See the winners of our 2023 Undergraduate Writing Contest


Recording of 2023 Keynote Speaker Margaret Renkl

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Member Schools

Blue Mountain College (BMC)

Blue Mountain College was the site of the inaugural Southern Literary Festival in 1937.

Blue Mountain, MS

Undergraduate Enrollment:

Available Undergraduate Programs in English:
English, Writing Emphasis
English, Literature Emphasis

English Department Faculty:
Dr. Elizabeth Crews, Associate Professor of English

Dr. Connor Fisher, Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature
Dr. Mikki Galliher, Chair of the Department of Language & Literature & Associate Professor of English
Dr. Nancy K. Kerns, Associate Professor of English