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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  Brides in the Sky 

Friday, October 11, 2:10 p.m.

Cary Holladay returns for her fourth symposium with Brides in the Sky, a collection of stories and a novella. She is the author of five other story collections and two novels, including Horse People and The Deer in the Mirror. She is Professor of English in MFA program at the University of Memphis and also teaches in the low-residency MFA program of Converse College brides sm