F233. Celebrating 20 Years of the Oxford American Southern Music Issue

D137-138, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


This reading celebrates the 20th music issue of the Oxford American, whose mission is to explore the complexity and vitality of the American South. New Yorker editor David Remnick has called this annual issue his “favorite magazine day of the year.” This event showcases Oxford American writers who explore the particular ways music expresses identity and makes human connections, pushing against perceived boundaries of Southern culture to demonstrate the contradictions and diversity within Southern music.



Sara A. Lewis received her PhD in fiction at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. She is Associate Editor of the Oxford American.

L. Lamar Wilson

Harmony Holiday

Lauren Du Graf


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center