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2024 CASE Festival Schedule

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024 From the Super Bowl to the Rose Bowl JSU Student Center Theater Streaming on Facebook: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the 2024 CASE Festival will feature members of the Sonic Boom of the South—Bryan McKinney, Justus Merkerson, Anthony Duncan, and Treasure White—in an opening plenary conversation […]

Poetry Out Loud 2024

Join us for the Central Region of Mississippi Poetry Out Loud Contest at noon, Wednesday, January 31, in the JSU Student Center Theater. Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.

2023 Jubilee Picnic

Free and open to the public, the annual Jubilee Picnic celebrates Margaret Walker’s birthday. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 7, at the Margaret Walker Center in Ayer Hall on the campus of Jackson State University as we cut the cake for what would have been our founder’s […]

53rd Gibbs-Green Commemoration

Join us for the 53rd annual Gibbs-Green Commemoration and wreath-laying in Ayer Hall on the campus of Jackson State University from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. A special virtual reality experience will be unveiled thanks to the support from the JSU Division of Research and Economic Development. A reception will […]

2023 CASE Festival Schedule

  Schedule of Events Friday, April 14 The Future of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State: A Feasibility Study Sharice McCain, Marlin King and Christina Berry, NEOO Partners Robert Luckett, MWC Director JSU Student Center Theater 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.   The Legacy of Margaret Walker Dr. Maryemma Graham and Dr. Carolyn Denard […]

2023 CASE Festival

The Margaret Walker Center invites proposals for papers, presentations, and panels for the hybrid 17th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement (CASE) Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 14 & 15, 2023. The CASE Festival will focus on the legacy of Margaret Walker, Black women writers, and the 50th anniversary of the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival at Jackson State. […]