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 Guest Host

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

Elizabeth Hughey will read from her two collections of poetry, Guest Host and Sunday Houses The Sunday House, which won the Iowa Poetry Prize. Library Journal wrote of Hughey’s work: “to read these poems we must drop our preconceived notions and let the poem happen to us as it emerges out of its shell—familiar but worthy of wonder.” Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review and Verse Daily, among other journals, and she is a founding member of Desert Island Supply Company, a writing workshop for kids in Birmingham, Alabama.


Guest Host - Elizabeth hughey