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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 Biloxi

Saturday, October 12, 11:00 a.m.

Mary Miller is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and is one of the founding faculty members of The W’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing. Biloxi, her second novel, follows The Last Days of California and the story collections Always Happy Hour and Big World. She wrote Biloxi while living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her dog Winter, and now lives in Oxford.biloxi sm