Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration

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Join us for virtual and hybrid presentations exploring Ecocriticism in Southern Studies, Nature Writing,  Environmental Justice, Nature as a character, Southern Social Environments, and so much more! For a list of participants Click Here.

If you would like a brochure, send name and mailing address to NLCC, 11 Co-Lin Circle, Natchez, MS 39120 or email or call 601.446.1104

Conference Co-Sponsors

Co-Lin, the City of Natchez, the Adams County Board of Supervisors, Visit Natchez, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Mississippi Humanities Council, and the generous contributions of individuals and businesses throughout the state and region.


Emily Williams Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Lance Harris MS Department of Archives & 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 Co-Lin 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. The conference is 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:
Concord Quarters 601.442.5687/601.493.3018
Hotel Vue 601.442.9976
Linden 601.445.5472
Magnolia Cottage B&B 601.807.5260
Monmouth 601.442.5852
Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites 601.446.9994
Pleasant Hill 601.442.7674
Stanton Guest House 601.443.7664

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For questions and ticket orders, call 601.446.1104 or email

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