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Program of the 28th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2016

The theme for this year's symposium is "Overcoming the Silence: To speak out when 'It warrants no stir.'" which is inspired by Eudora Welty's story "The Demonstrators," which was published in The New Yorker in 1966 and appears in The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

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.

author of Miss Jane

7:30 PM on Thursday, October 20


Brad Watson returns as the keynote speaker, reading from his novel, Miss Jane, which garnered Watson his second National Book Award nomination. Kirkus Reviews calls Miss Jane “A well-written portrait of a person whose rich inner life outstrips the limits of her body.” Watson teaches at the University of Wyoming, and is the author of the story collections Last Days of the Dog Men and Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives and the novel The Heaven of Mercury 


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