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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 Dear Weather Ghost

10:30 AM on Friday, October 23

Melissa Ginsburg’s musical poems present enchanting images of a world that is both familiar and uncanny. A native of Houston, Texas, Ginsburg teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Mississippi. She lives in Oxford, where she also edits the Yalobusha Review. Along with Dear Weather Ghost, she has also published a poetry chapbook Arbor, and her debut novel, Sunset City, is forthcoming in 2016 from HarperCollins.

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