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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 Scavengers

9:30 AM on Saturday, October 22


Becky Hagenston was awarded the Permafrost Prize in Fiction from the University of Alaska Press for her third story collection, Scavengers, which chronicles the secrets and lives of contemporary suburban characters from Mississippi to Russia. Her previous collections are Strange Weather and A Gram of Mars. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Mississippi State University. 

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