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 Hush Hush

Friday, Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Poindexter Hall

Acclaimed short fiction writer, Steven Barthelme reads from his latest collection of stories Hush Hush. Barthelme is the director of the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi and is a frequent contributor to major magazines such as The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, McSweeny’s, and The Yale Review. Booklist has hailed his latest collection, saying it “firmly establishes his reputation as a master of the short form” and noting that Barthelme’s “post-Southern style is distinctive and surprising, animated by stray cats and flawed humans seeking new lives.”


Hush Hush - Steve Barthelme