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Program of the 31st Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

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 Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou

Friday, October 11, 2:50 p.m.

 Ken Wells grew up in Louisiana on the banks of Bayou Black. He wrote as a journalist for the Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News. He has also written the novels Meely LaBauve, Junior’s Leg, Logan’s Storm, Crawfish Mountain, and Rascal, a Dog and His Boy, as well as nonfiction Travels with Barley, The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous, and Gumbo Life.gumbolife sm