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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 The Legend of Albino Farm

Steve Yates will read from his latest novel, The Legend of the Albino Farm. In this haunting gothic tale, Yates brings to life a local urban legend from his native Ozarks, the setting of two previous historical novels Morkan's Quarry and The Teeth of the Souls. Yates, who is Director of Marketing at the University Press of Mississippi, has also published the short story collection Some Kinds of Love and the novella Sandy and Wayne.

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