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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 Who Killed Buster Sparkle?

Saturday, October 12, 11:40 a.m.

John W. Bateman is the Executive Director of the Starkville Area Arts Council and is a recipient of a 2018 Emerging Filmmaker Grant from the Mississippi Film Alliance. He has writing credits on the movei Go Go, Boy! and an episode of The Bench Project. The Southern gothic mystery Who Killed Buster Sparkle? is his debut novel. bustersparkle sm