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.

July 17,18,19, 2023 — Pop Up Art Colony. More than 12 artists will be storytelling through different art mediums. Sales and commissions available.
July 20, 2023 noon — Dr. Kate Stewart — What We Learn About Ourselves in Southern Literature
August 4, 2023 6:00 — Exhibit: The Art of Photography with the Southern Light Photography Group
August 17, 2023 noon — Jack Elliott — To the Ramparts of Infinity, a book about Col. W.C. Faulkner and the Ripley Railroad.
August 31, 2023 — Writer Kelly Colthorp will host a writing workshop for children.
September 21, 2023 noon — William Faulkner Literary Competition Awards Luncheon with crime writing author Ace Atkins.
October 26, 2023 noon — Talk and book signing by Gloria Burgess. Her children’s book, Pass It On, is a true story about her father’s relationship with William Faulkner.