Annual Events

William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, on Jefferson Street in New Albany, Mississippi. Some of his notable awards were the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, the 1955 and 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction and the 1951 and 1955 National Book Awards. New Albany recognizes the significance of being the birthplace of one of the most celebrated writers in American Literature generally and Southern Literature specifically and as a result our mayor will proclaim the month of September as William Faulkner Month.

September

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Lunch with Books at noon at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library in New Albany, MS. Free light lunch hosted by Retired Teachers. Review of William Faulkner’s book Big Woods presented by Dr. Kate Stewart, English Professor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello
Thursday, Sept. 21
An Evening in the Faulkner Garden presented by New Albany Garden Club. A fund raiser in support of the Faulkner Garden. 5:00 – 8:00 behind the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS. Enjoy music, food, drink, exhibit preview, Plein Air painting, pottery demonstration and more. Call 662-538-0014 for tickets.
Friday, Sept. 22
William Faulkner Literary Competition Awards Luncheon. Presentation of “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” by John Maxwell at the United Methodist Church in New Albany, MS. Ticketed event. Call 662-538-0014
Friday, Sept. 22
Opening of the Faulkner and Folk Exhibit at the Union County Heritage Museum at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS
Friday and Saturday
Sept. 29 and 30th
Pioneer Days at Frenchman’s Bend at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS

October

Thursday, Oct. 19
Museum Moments at noon at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS. Free light lunch provided by New Century Club. Faulkner scholar, Robert Hamblin, will talk about his new book, Myself and the World: A Biography of William Faulkner.