Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration

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The 29th Annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration


"Southern Gothic"

February 22-24, 2018

Most events are free of charge.

If you would like a brochure, send name and mailing address to NLCC, 11 Co-Lin Circle, Natchez, MS 39120 or email or call 601.446.1208

Conference Co-Sponsors

Copiah-Lincoln Community College, city of Natchez and the Adams County Board of Supervisors, Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi Humanities Council, Mississippi Bicentennial Commission, and the generous contributions of individuals throughout the state and region


  • Brett Brinegar, Copiah-Lincoln Community College
  • Robin Person, Mississippi Department of Archives and History


  • Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis, city of Natchez
  • Jim Barnett, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • Valenica Hall, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Director of Proceedings

William F. Winter, former governor of the state of Mississippi and president emeritus of the board of trustees, and 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:

Other Natchez Sites to Visit

For questions and ticket orders, call 601.446.1208 or email

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