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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 To Square a Circle

Saturday, October 20, 11:00 a.m.

T. K. Lee will read from his debut collection of poetry, To Square a Circle, which will be released at the symposium, October 18Lee teaches drama and poetry in The W's low-residency MFA progam in creative writing as well as undergraduate playwriting, creative writing, and literature. He has long been active in the Mississippi Theatre Association, and as a playwright, director, and actor for Starkville Community Theatre. In addition to his poetry and a manuscript of short fiction, Lee's short plays include Paper Thin, On How to Accommodate Marlo's Frying Pan, and Loose Hog.


Did You Know?

  1. Lee's one-act play Paper Thin won best play at SETC where Lee also won Oustanding New Work as playwright.
  2. He acted in the internet serial Good Commitment.
  3. In addition to acting in several plays, Lee has performed cabaret.

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