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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 Village Prodigies

Rodney Jones is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He grew up in a small town in Alabama, much like Cold Springs, the setting of his latest collection, Village Prodigies, a novel in verse. Jones is the author of 10 books of poetry including Things that Happen Once, Elegy for the Southern Drawl, Kingdom of the Instant, Imaginary Logic, and Salvations Blues

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