As a college student in North Carolina, Ann Abadie grew to love the writings of William Faulkner. She discusses her decision to move to Faulkner’s home town of Oxford.
Visitors to Oxford frequently requested tours of Faulkner’s home and other sites of interest. Abadie explains how this led to the first William Faulkner Conference in 1974.
That first conference was planned as an intimate gathering of a few Faulkner faithful. Abadie says that no one expected such a huge response or that it would become an annual event.