The Oxford College Library will be hosting two authors, Valerie Boyd and Roger Fleming, this spring. While we exhibit the work and legacy of Alice Walker in our exhibit space, we are delighted to have Valerie Boyd present on her work curating and editing Alice Walker’s journals for the 2017 publication of Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker. As Associate Professor of Journalism and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Georgia, she brings her extensive knowledge of nonfiction writing and literary journalism. The presentation will be Monday, March 23rd at 4:00 PM and there will be time for Q&A after.
The following week, the library will host Roger Fleming, an alum of Oxford and Emory Colleges, to present on his new book, Majority Rules, on April 2nd at 7:00 PM. This Florida native served as Legislative Director to a U.S. Congressman, as Majority and Minority Counsel on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as a political appointee in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.