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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

T. J. Jarrett

author of Zion

2:10 PM on Friday, October 23

T.J. Jarrett's poems cross the centuries as she writes in her own voice and in personae that range from long dead ancestors to Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi to create what poet Rodney Jones has called, “an unforgettable dialogue of generation, of gender, of race.” ˆZion won the Crab Orchard Open Competition, and Jarrett's first collection, Ain't No Grave, was a finalist for the Balcones Prize and was published by New Issues Press. Jarrett lives in Nashville, where she works as a software developer.

Zion cover