Author Richard Rubin spoke Wednesday night in the Gambrell Hall Auditorium about his book “Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South.” Rubin’s work is a personal memoir about the year he spent living and working as a newspaper reporter in the rural Mississippi Delta. Rubin is also known as a prolific writer of short stories, essays and articles, including the acclaimed “The Ghosts of Emmett Till,” an article that ran in the New York Times Magazine in 2005. The event was part of the College of Arts and Sciences’s “Caught in the Creative Act” series. On Monday, a lecture will be held on famed New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins’s new book “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.” The series will conclude Wednesday with Collins’s visit to the campus to speak about the work. Both events will be held in the Gambrell Hall Auditorium from 6 to 7 p.m.