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 Eudora Welty and Surrealism

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

Eudora Welty Prize winner, Stephen Fuller, will discuss Eudora Welty and Surrealism, which examines Welty’s most productive period, during which she wrote “A Curtain of Green,” “The Wide Net,” and “Delta Wedding,” among other books. Fuller chronicles Welty’s connections to the New York school of surrealists, including Salvador Dalí, Wallace Simpson, Elizabeth Arden, and Charles Henri Ford, a Columbus, Mississippi native who edited the influential surrealist journal View. Fuller ties Welty’s take on the Southern Gothic to these Surrealist influences and expands the scope of Welty scholarship in new international directions.