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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 Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

Saturday, October 12, 10:10 a.m.

Christin Marie Taylor is the 2019 Eudora Welty Prize winner for Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South. She is Assistant Professor of English at Shenandoah University. Her scholarship has appeared in Southern Quarterly, The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature, and Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches, among others.

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