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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 Stripper in Wonderland

Derrick Harriell will read from his third book of poetry, “Stripper in Wonderland,” which Memorious Magazine describes as a collection that “explores music, religion, and racism while continuously twirling readers through past, present, and future spaces.” Harriell directs the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. His previous collections of poetry are Cotton and Ropes.
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