October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2019
The theme for this year's symposium is “'But Here I am, and Here I’ll Stay': Claiming Our Place in the South." It is inspired by Eudora Welty's story “Why I Live at the P.O.”
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 Heavy: An American Memoir
Keynote: October 10, 7:30 p.m.
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author of When You Learn the Alphabet
Friday, October 11, 9:40 a.m.
author of Devonte Travels the Sorry Route
Friday, October 11, 1:30 p.m.
author of Who Killed Buster Sparkle?
Saturday, October 12, 11:40 a.m.
author of Green Target
Friday, October 11, 9:00 a.m.
author of The Bones of Winter Birds
Saturday, October 12, 9:30 a.m.
author of Where the Dead Sit Talking
Friday, October 11, 11:15 a.m.
author of Brides in the Sky
Friday, October 11, 2:10 p.m.
author of Dark // Thing
Friday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.
author of Biloxi
Saturday, October 12, 11:00 a.m.
author of Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South
Saturday, October 12, 10:10 a.m.
author of Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou
Friday, October 11, 2:50 p.m.