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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 An Ecology of Elsewhere

9:30 AM on Saturday, October 22

Sandra Meek brings her fifth collection of poetry, An Ecology of Elsewhere, poems reflecting on her experiences in Botswana in the Peace Corps, her mother’s death, and her travels with her sister and ailing father through the Southwest. She has previously published Road Scatter, Biogeography, Deep Travel, and Burn. She lives in Rome, Georgia, and teaches at Berry College. 

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