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

FEstival Schedule

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Lodging, Food, and Parking


We have special conference rates at Hampton Inn and Tru by Hilton. Access group rates by clicking the links 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.

Hampton Inn

110 Heritage Drive Oxford, Mississippi
Phone: 662-232-2442

tru by hilton

97 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 Phone: (662) 380-5888

There are also many great VRBO/Air B&B properties near campus. If you have a large group, these are often more cost effective.



For those who like to plan ahead (and who like exciting dining options), Visit Oxford's website is searchable by food type, location, and price, with all listed restaurants visible on a dynamic map.


SLF has reserved an area directly behind the UM Student Union called the Women's Terrace Parking Lot as dedicated parking for our conference.

As a back-up, faculty sponsors will receive two hangtags at check-in and may park at any Visitor Zone in the map.

more to see

Here is information about visiting Rowan Oak -- not to be missed!

We are also excited to promote the forthcoming documentary The Past is Never Dead: The Story of William Faulkner. You can check out the trailer here.