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Conference delves into role of front porch in South

By JACK WEATHERLY The fourth annual Conference on the Front Porch promises to go far afield while still revolving about the role of the classic Southern gathering place. The conference will include national politics, race, art and ecology, according to Campbell McCool, organizer of the event that will be held Sept. 26-27 at Taylor, Miss. But it will all revolve ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Book festival: the written word, things left unsaid and mysteries

JACK WEATHERLY It’s probably safe to say that the sanctuary of the Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church hadn’t seen such a crowd since a revival service back in the old days. The gathering Saturday at the 102-year-old building in downtown Jackson was overflowing on both levels. It was just one session of more than 40 with over 160 authors holding ...

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BOOK BIZ — This classic from Eudora Welty stands the test of time

Returning to the works of Eudora Welty feels like returning to the company and comfort of an old friend. Her writing is familiar in a way that particularly speaks to small-town Southerners and perhaps especially to small-town Mississippians. She writes about the people you grew up with, the people you’re related to, and the people you remember from your childhood ...

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BOOK BIZ — Books are the perfect gifts this season

Really, is there any better holiday gift than a book? Well, maybe a large sum of money, but let’s not be crass. Readers are always thrilled to receive a new book and non-readers like to display coffee table books with lots of pretty photos. The University Press of Mississippi’s current catalog has something for everyone this gift-giving season. These titles ...

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