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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 Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods

9:00 AM on Friday, October 21



Patricia Boyett is Director of the Women’s Research Center at Loyola University New Orleans. She is the recipient of the 2016 Eudora Welty Prize for Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi’s Central Piney Woods, her study of Civil Rights-era Jones and Forrest counties, beginning with the tragic murder of Vernon Dahmer, its causes and its aftermath. 

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