February 26-27, 2016
Most of the events are free of charge.
Director of Proceedings:
William F. Winter, former Governor of the State of Mississippi and President Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
About the Celebration...
The Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration has won numerous awards for its outstanding programming. They include a Cultural Olympiad Award, Best Event of the Year Award at the Governor's Conference on Tourism, the Mississippi Tourism Award, the Mississippi Historical Society's Award of Merit, the Mississippi Humanities Council Humanities Achievement Award, the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi Award, and the 2011 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.
The NLCC has been called by official evaluators "Mississippi's most significant annual conference devoted to literature, history, film, and culture."
Begun in 1990 by Copiah-Lincoln Community College and sponsored now by Copiah-Lincoln and Mississippi Department of Archives and History, with support of the Natchez National Historical Park, the Celebration annually presents a theme-based lecture series enhanced by films, field trips, workshops, exhibits, book signings, concerts, and discussions.
Each year since the NLCC began in 1990, the conference has been made possible in part by the Mississippi Humanities Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The conference is also made possible in part by a $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant that was successfully matched dollar-for-dollar.
Hotels providing special group rates for the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration are:
Hotel Vue: http://www.hotelvuenatchez.com/
Natchez Grand Hotel and Suites: http://www.natchezgrandhotel.com/
The Hampton Inn & Suites: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/mississippi/hampton-inn-and-suites-natchez-NATCZHX/index.html
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suite: http://www.hiexpress.com/
with the support of
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