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 The Coal Life

Friday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - Noon  Poindexter Hall

Adam Vines hails from Birmingham, Alabama, where he teaches at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and edits Birmingham Poetry Review. His debut poetry collection, The Coal Life, explores the cultural landscape of early twentieth-century Alabama coal towns. The Antioch Review praises Vines for his “neat stanzas and muscular, loaded lines” that situate “his poems in this restless, ambiguous middle zone where most of us live our lives.” Vines is an avid fisherman and spent twenty years as a professional landscaper before turning to poetry.