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Program of the 30th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2018

The theme for this year's symposium is “‘As If the Ear of the World Listened’: Celebrating Thirty Years of Southern Stories,” which is inspired by  Welty's novel Delta Wedding.

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 during the symposium.

Times listed are approximate start times of each reading—sessions begin at the following times: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.

author of Starshine and Clay

Friday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.


Kamilah Aisha Moon has been praised by Publishers Weekly for her second collection of poetry, Starshine and Clay, in which she “rages against violence in America… while also finding moments of beauty in nature as well as human kindness.”  She has also written She Has a Name and is currently the Assistant Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Lamda Literary Award finalist, and was selected by the Poetry Society of America as a New American Poet in 2015.


Did You Know? 

  1. Moon is native of Nashville.
  2. She is a Cave Canem fellow.
  3. Her work has been featured in Best of the Net.

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