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.

William Faulkner Literary Festival Virtual Events 2020 Join us on Union County Heritage Museum Facebook Live for the following:

September 10, 10 a.m.
Live tour of the Faulkner Garden with Sherra Owen
September 17, 12 noon
Book talk with Dr. Kate Stewart on Faulkner’s Go Down Moses
September 24, 10 a.m.
Children’s Poetry Reading
September 25, 12 noon
William Faulkner Literary Competition Awards Presentation Literary Awards in Novel, Short Story, One Act Play, Poetry,and Student Short Story – Guest Speaker Robert Hitt Neil.
September 25, 7 p.m.
Tallahatchie River Players present a staged reading of the 2019 winning one act play, Untethered, by Judy Klass of Nashville.Join Magnolia Civic Center Facebook Live for this event
September 30, TBA
Memoir Writing Class with Dr. Elizabeth Crews