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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 Before He Finds Her

3:00 PM on Friday, October 23

Michael Kardos is associate professor of English and co-director of creative writing at Mississippi State University, and has published two previous books of fiction, One Last Good Time and The Three-Day Affair. In his latest novel, Kardos crafts a gripping literary thriller that explores the tangled past and an uncertain future of Melanie Dennison, who has grown up in hiding in West Virginia, but returns to her birthplace of Silver Bay, New Jersey, to try to discover the truth about the disappearance of her father, who is suspected of murdering her mother and attempting to kill Melanie when she was only three.beforehefinds sm