Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration

Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration Picture
Photo credit: Tricia Dawson

The 35th annual Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration will be held February 22-24, 2024 at the Natchez Convention Center. 

The Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration takes pride in announcing plans for the 35th annual Celebration. Using the theme, “Rites, Rituals, and Religion in the Deep South,” this humanities conference will explore life and death experiences in a series of presentations on religious traditions, burial rituals, cemetery history, mourning practices, and historic holidays which are all deeply embedded in the Southern Experience.

This two-and-a-half-day event will feature scholars whose presentations will parallel an evolving historical American narrative of the living and the dying based on both “Old World” traditions combined with a profound sense of democracy, race, and ingenuity. This mix of the old and new has created an eccentric culture we proudly call Mississippi.

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Conference Co-Sponsors

Co-Lin, the City of Natchez, the Adams County Board of Supervisors, Visit Natchez, Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Mississippi Humanities Council, the Natchez National Park Service, Southwest Mississippi Center for Culture & Learning at Alcorn State University, and the generous contributions of individuals and businesses throughout the state and region.


Betty Jo Harris, Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Lance Harris, MS Department of Archives & History


CEUs are available for attendance at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration! Please see 'NLCC agenda with CEUs' below to preview what is being offered. You may register for CEUs online with the link below, or you can register at the NLCC sign-in table on the day of the conference. 

2024 NLCC Agenda with CEUs

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If you would like a brochure or have questions, email or call 601.446.1104