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Hosted Weekend with Artist Blair Hobbs and Author John T. Edge

The Potlikker Papers

September 10 - 12 September 10, 2021 September 12, 2021 Old Edwards Hospitality Group

This special artistic weekend will feature the husband and wife duo, writer John T. Edge and artist Blair Hobbs. 

Weekend Events:

  • Social Hour Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-6 pm hosted by Blair Hobbs and John T. Edge with craft beverages available from the J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern bar, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live music. In Woodland View Room.
  • Fireside Chat Saturday afternoon from 3-4 pm with one of America’s most interesting couples in the Woodland View Room. Come join this informal fireside conversation about life, love, marriage, art, food, life in Oxford, books, pickled pigs feet, and the perfect tomato sandwich. 
  • Throughout the weekend, Blair’s work will be on display courtesy of her Atlanta gallery, Spalding Nix Fine Art and John T.’s book The Potlikker Papers will be available for purchase and signing.

About John T. Edge
John T. Edge writes about the American South. In 2017, Penguin published The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, named as book of the year by NPR, Publisher’s Weekly, and a host of others. Now in paperback, Nashville selected the book as a citywide read for 2018. Edge is also the host of the television show TrueSouth, which airs on the SEC Network and on ESPN. 

John T. is an award-winning writer and the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, where he and his colleagues document, study, and explore the diverse food cultures of the American South. 

About Blair Hobbs
Blair is a senior lecturer at the University of Mississippi where she teaches Creative Writing. She is also an accomplished artist. 

Blair Hobbs likes to find weird surprises in the mundane world. Primarily, she finds bright oddities in plants, animals, and the human body. Each canvas is a box of assembled visual cues that form an imagined narrative, and those narratives range from bittersweet (or just bitter) to magical to eerie to humorous. Many pieces include written words that prompt or propel the narrative.


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Hosted events are for Half-Mile Farm guests only.
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September 10-12, book your stay today.

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