October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2019
The theme for this year's symposium is “'But Here I am, and Here I’ll Stay': Claiming Our Place in the South." It is inspired by Eudora Welty's story “Why I Live at the P.O.”
The names below are the list of authors for this year, including when available, links to author websites where you can learn a little more about this year's line-up. Don't forget that we will be selling books during the symposium.
Times listed are approximate start times of each reading—sessions begin at the following times: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.
author of Heavy: An American Memoir
Keynote: October 10, 7:30 p.m.
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author of When You Learn the Alphabet
author of Devonte Travels the Sorry Route
author of Who Killed Buster Sparkle?
author of Green Target
author of The Bones of Winter Birds
author of Where the Dead Sit Talking
author of Brides in the Sky
author of Dark // Thing
author of Biloxi
author of Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South
author of Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou