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.

New Albany Community Read
Perennials by Julie Cantrell
Book available at the Union Co. Museum
Writing Workshop by the author: TBA
August 16
Museum Moments
Union County Heritage Museum
Noon/Light Lunch/Free event
Speaker: Dr. Chris Rieger
Digital Faulkner
Director of the Center for Faulkner Studies
at Southeast Missouri State University
August 21
Lunch with Books
Union County Library
Noon/Light Lunch/Free event
Speaker: Reading of selected letters from the book Mississippian’s in the Great War by Ann Webster
September
Poetry Workshop with New Albany Elementary Gifted students
Visiting poet: Patricia Neely Dorsey
September 18
Lunch with Books
Union County Library
Noon/Light Lunch/Free event
Speaker: Dr. Kate Stewart
Professor at University of Arkansas at Monticello
Review of Faulkner’s book Soldier’s Pay
September 20
Museum Moments
Union County Heritage Museum
Noon/Light Lunch/Free event
Speaker: Cham and Ike Trotter
Review of Rowan Oak: A History of the William Faulkner Home
September 28
Faulkner Literary Competition Awards Luncheon
Richard Grant, Freelance travel writer and
author of Dispatches From Pluto
First Methodist Church/Noon
Ticketed event/$15
September 28
Faulkner and Folk Art Exhibit Opening
Focus Faulkner book is Soldier’s Pay
Juried Exhibit—Cash Awards
October 16
Lunch with Books
Union County Library
Noon/Light Lunch/Free event
Speaker: TBA
October 18-20
Heritage Pioneer Days in Frenchman’s Bend
Storytelling Festival
Union County Heritage Museum
Hands-on History—Family Event