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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 Where the Dead Sit Talking

Friday, October 11, 11:15 a.m.

Brandon Hobson is the author of three novels, Deep Ellum, Desolation of Avenues Untold, and Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New Mexico State University and Writing Mentor at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation tribe of Oklahoma.deadtalk sm