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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 Hook: A Memoir

9:00 AM on Friday, October 21



Randall Horton returns to the symposium with his memoir Hook, which tells of his spiral into a life of drugs and crime, and the redemptive power of writing, education, and poetry. Horton teaches at the University of New Haven, and is a visiting writer in in The W’s MFA program. He has published two poetry collections, Lingua Franca of Ninth Street and The Definition of Place. 

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