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Program of the 32nd Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2020

The theme for this year's symposium is “'Walking Along in the Changing-Time': Southern Writers in Uncertain Times." It is inspired by Eudora Welty's story “The Wide Net.”

Times listed are approximate start times of each reading in Central Daylight Time. Sessions will be at the following times:

  • Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Friday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

All sessions will be live-streamed on Facebook at our WeltySymposium Group.
Books are available for purchase through The Bookend.
For signed copies, contact the author through their author website.

author of Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

Keynote: Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Natasha Trethewey has served as Poet Laureate of the United States and of the State of Mississippi. She is well known for her poetry collections Domestic Work, Bellocq's Ophelia, Native Guard, Thrall, and Monument: Poems New and Selected, as well as Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a collection of essays, interwoven with poems and letters, which chronicles the land and people of her native of Gulfport, Mississippi. In her ne memoir, Trethewey bravely chronicles her life with her mother and reckons with her brutal murder.

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