We'd like to thank everyone who made the 32nd Annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium a success, especially our authors, who all handled the challenges of giving a reading to their laptops, pets, and Zoom incredibly well, and our audience in Zoom and on Facebook. We had 30-40 people in Zoom and anywhere from 150-250 people watching live on Facebook for each session. Though there's no way to tell how many Facebook viewers watched from beginning to end or how many tuned in briefly to check out the video, some may have returned later, as our numbers continue to grow.
Videos of the Friday and Saturday panels are archived in our Facebook group. We hope that individuals and classes who missed the Symposium will find this a valuable resource, and we hope to be able to continue live-streaming the Symposium when we return as an in-person event. Next year's dates will be October 21-23, 2021, when we hope to be back in Poindexter Hall. We've learned, though, that no matter what the world throws at us, whenever we can bring great Southern writers and readers together, magic happens. Thanks again to all who joined us for our first ever virtual symposium. See you next year!