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Program of the 29th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2017

The theme for this year's symposium is "'So the incident became a story': Tales and Truths Around the South," which is inspired by Eudora Welty’s story "The Hitch-Hikers" from her collection, A Curtain of Green.

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 Edge of the Wind

James E. Cherry from Jackson, Tennessee, brings his second novel Edge of the Wind, which the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has called "a taut thriller that goes behind the headlines of hostage-taking and mental illness." His other books include the novel Loose Change, the story collection Still a Man, and poetry collections Shadow of Light, Honoring the Ancestors, and Bending the Blues.

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