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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. R. Hummer

author of Skandalon

9:45 AM on Friday, October 23

T. R. Hummer is a native of Macon, Mississippi, who will read from his eighth collection of poems, Skandalon. In finely hewed verse, Hummer writes of stumbling blocks, both mortal and divine, of love and loss ranging from contemporary situations to mythological settings, from the pastoral to the blues. His other collections include Ephemeron, The Infitity Sessions, Walt Whitman in Hell, Useless Virtues, Lower-Class Heresy, The 18,000 Ton Olympic Dream, and The Passion of the Right-Angled ManSkandalon cover