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Program of the 27th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2015

The theme for this year's symposium is "''This Very Leap in the Dark': New Beginnings in Southern Letters" which is inspired by Eudora Welty's essay "Words into Fiction" from her collection of essays The Eye of the Story..

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.

 The full schedule can be found on our poster.weltyposter2015

author of A Bit of Difference

9:00 AM on Friday, October 23

Sefi Atta is a Nigerian writer who lives in Meridian, Mississippi. She will read from her third novel, A Bit of Difference, which tells of a Nigerian woman living in London who returns to Nigeria for work and to attempt to reconnect with her family. Previous books include the novels Everything Good Will Come and Swallow, as well as the story collection News From Home. In addition to fiction, Atta has written five plays and four radio plays that have been produced in Nigeria, England, and Germany.bitofdifference sm