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The Most Southern Weekend on Earth, by the Oxford American

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The fine folks at The Oxford American are sponsoring an event they’re calling “The Most Southern Weekend on Earth.” I’m sure that might be a debatable claim, but nonetheless, there are some cool literary events scheduled as part of the July 9-10 festivities in Clarksdale, MS.

On Saturday, the magazine’s editor Marc Smirnoff will interview Peter Guralnick, esteemed author of Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom and Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley.

If you’re in the Delta, and you’ve recuperated from your 4th of July festivities, be sure to stop by for lots of good music, food, and book talk.