Founded in 1992, the nonprofit Oxford American (OA) is a quarterly national literary magazine that explores the complexity and vitality of the American South through excellent writing, music, and visual art. The OA seeks adventurous work that expands the frontiers of literary excellence, confronts stereotype, redefines common perceptions, and illuminates a deeper understanding of the South. The organization is the recipient of high honors: four National Magazine Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and many others.
In November 2018, the Oxford American is proud to release its twentieth annual Southern Music Issue, dedicated entirely to chronicling and appreciating the music of North Carolina. In celebration of this milestone, the OA is celebrating the music and literary community in the Old North State with six nights of events touring four cities (Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, and Asheville) between November 26 and December 1.
The event is made possible with the support of co-presenting sponsors North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and North Carolina Humanities Council. Additional major partners include North Carolina Arts Council, Visit North Carolina, ArtsGreensboro, Bob Nocek Presents, Maxx Music, Isis Music Hall, Pinhook, Letters Bookshop, Free Range Brewing, and Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.