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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 Southern Ladies and Suffragists

10:10 AM on Saturday, October 24

Miki Pfeffer is a native of New Orleans and Visiting Scholar of History at Nichols State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. In her Eudora-Welty-Prize-winning study Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Right and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair, she examines issues of gender and power as they played out at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair, where women from around the country gathered, including some of the leaders of the suffrage movement.

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