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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 The Teeth of the Souls

11:40 AM on Saturday, October 24

Steve Yates returns to the symposium with his second novel, The Teeth of the Souls, the sequel to his popular historical novel Morkan’s Quarry. Both are set in Yates's native Missiouri Ozarks. While the first novel told the story of Michael Morkan’s attempts to hang onto his quarry during the Civil War, The Teeth of the Souls picks up after the war and chronicles his son Leighton’s struggle to make the quarry a profitable business again in the chaos of Reconstruction. Yates is also the author of the short story collection Some Kinds of Love.The Teeth of the Souls cover