Program of the 2013 Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium

The symposium is scheduled for October 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2013. The theme for this year's symposium is "'Alive as Ever, on the Brink of Oblivion': Southern Writers in the Eye of the Storm" and is inspired by Eudora Welty's last novel "Losing Battles."

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 at Welty Book Table during the symposium.

author of Some Kinds of Love.

Saturday, Oct 26, 9 a.m. - Noon  Poindexter Hall


Steve Yates, returns to the symposium with a new short story collection, Some Kinds of Love, which chronicles the foibles of love across time and culture, ranging from contemporary Jackson suburbia where Yates now resides to the Missouri Ozarks of 1833, the setting of Yates’ Civil War novel, Morkan’s Quarry, from which he read at the symposium in 2010. Publisher’s Weekly refers to Yates’ latest offering as a “sturdy story collection,” in which “good things happen to bad people, or more accurately in these cases, things happen to people.”


Some Kinds of Love - Steve Yates