Join us Thursday, March 30 at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655) for our annual celebration of the Oxford Conference for the Book! FREE admission – Public invited.

Authors: Hannah Tinti and poet Rodney Jones

Music: Mississippi songwriter Cody Rogers

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford) Online:

Most panels and readings during the Oxford Conference for the Book are free and open to the public. Schedule here:


Hannah Tinti

Hannah Tinti’s first novel The Good Thief (2008) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Her much-anticipated second novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley (The Dial Press) has just been released and advance copies have made it the Number One pick of librarians across the country. From Library Reads: “In this finely woven novel, the past and the present finally illuminate the story of a man’s life through the bullet wounds he carries with him and makes readers consider what it is to be both good and evil.”

Tinti lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Rodney Jones

In Village Prodigies (Mariner) Rodney Jones’s latest collection of poetry, the author experiments with time and convention including presenting some of the poems as a novel in chapters. The result is novel-like suspense and wonder. The topics range from Alzheimer’s – for both family and patient -old school days, Vietnam, a chicken factory in Mexico, video games, and cross-country trips.

Rodney Jones is the author of eleven books of poems including Elegy For the Southern Drawl (1999) which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of rural Alabama, Jones lives in Southern Illinois and New Orleans.


Cody Rogers

Cody Rogers is a songwriter from Northeast Mississippi. He’s known for work as a solo act and as the lead singer and songwriter for The Holy Ghost Electric Show. His latest single is “Hospitality” recorded at Water Valley’s Dial Back Sound and can be heard here: Rogers lives in Jackson, MS with his wife and dogs.

Tune in live on Rebel Radio 92.1 FM or Listen to the ReBroadcast on Mississippi Public Radio, Saturdays at 7PM