The Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference 2014 will open this year with a showing of HOMEPLACE. This year's theme of Faulkner and History will be illustrated by the places and people protrayed in the 1975 documentary. The current production will be introduced and briefly discussed.
Here's a copy of the news feature that Claude Locke and I put together for the first Faulkner Conference in 1974. Joseph Blotner had recently completed his incomparable "Faulkner: A Biography". Naturally he was the star attaction of the conference. A friend of Mr. Bill from the days at the University of Virgina, his work soon became and still is the standard reference on Faulkner. Blotner passed away at the age of 89 in November of 2012.