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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 Mulberry

1:30 PM on Friday, October 21


Paulette Boudreaux a native Mississippian now lives in Los Gatos, California and teaches at West Valley College. Her debut novel , Mulberry, about a young girl growing up in Civil-Rights-era Mississippi, was awarded the inaugural Lee Smith Novel Prize from Caroline Wren Press, earning Lee Smith’s praise: “Mulberry moves from heart-stopping to heart-wrenching to, finally, heart-warming.” 

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