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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 My Mother’s House

1:30 PM on Friday, October 21 


David Armand returns to the symposium with his memoir, My Mother’s House, about growing up with a schizophrenic mother, being adopted to a family with an alcoholic father, and ultimately reuniting with his mother after a failed suicide attempt. He has published three novels, The Pugilist’s Wife, Harlow, and The Gorge, as well as a chapbook of poems, The Deep Woods.


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