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March 27, 2015 @ 8:30 am
March 28, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
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Overby Center
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS 38655 United States
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Write & Publish Your Book: 2-Day Workshop


March 27 & 28, 2015: Oxford, Mississippi (The Overby Center, Ole Miss Campus)

April 17 & 18, 2015: Mississippi Gulf Coast (Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport)

June 19 & 20, 2015: Central Mississippi (Gray Conference Center, Canton)


Call to register – 662-513-0159


A 2-Day Workshops with award-winning author 

and publisher Neil White


Day One (Friday): Writing Your Book * 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (lunch on your own)

Day Two: (Saturday): Publishing Your Book * 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (lunch on your own)

Aspiring writers will leave this two-day seminar with everything they need to know to write and publish fiction and nonfiction books. 


“Neil White reveals publishing secrets that no one else talks about.Anyone planning to write, or publish, a book simply must

attend his workshop.”

Julie Schoerke, Book Publicist


In addition to great instruction on the process of writing and publishing, every participant will leave with contacts for editing, design, production and printing.


“I have no doubt I will save five times the money I spent coming to this workshop.I would have made so many mistakes. Thank you for this great gift.”

Workshop Participant


About Seminar Leader Neil White 

Neil White has been a newspaper editor, magazine publisher, advertising executive and federal prisoner. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where he operates a small publishing company, writes plays and essays, and teaches memoir writing.


His memoir, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts (Morrow/HarperCollins), about the year he lived with the last victims of leprosy in the continental United States, was described by Publisher’s Weekly as “Brisk, ironic, perceptive . . . White’s introspective memoir puts a magnifying glass to a flawed life, revealing that all of life is to be savored and respected.” Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler added, “At once surreal and grittily naturalistic, funny and poignant, White’s tale is fascinating and full of universal resonance.”


In the Sanctuary of Outcasts was a finalist in the 2010 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance “Book of the Year” award. In 2010, White won the Outstanding Author of the Year from the Southern Library Association. Barnes & Noble honored White as one of the top three emerging nonfiction authors in America through their “Discover Great New Writers” program.


Foreign language translations of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts have been published in Germany, Croatia and the Netherlands. Sanctuary was on the Southern Independent bestseller list for nearly four years. The book was selected for Baton Rouge’s One Book, One Community program. It was also selected for the common reading experience at Davidson College, Hilbert College, St. Bonaventure University and?Michigan Tech.


White’s essays have appeared in dozens of literary journals and magazines. He has contributed to The Oxford American, National Geographic and The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.


White serves as Creative Director & Publisher at The Nautilus Publishing Company. He has published and edited more than 30 books. Most recently, he edited Robert Khayat’s The Education of a Lifetime. In 2014, the book was honored with the IPPY Silver Award for the best national memoir published by a small press.


White is married to Deborah Hodges Bell, a law professor at The University of Mississippi. They have three children – Lindsay Bell, Neil White IV, and Maggie White.