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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 The Big Door Prize

Friday, October 23, 7 p.m.

 M. O. Walsh will read from his second novel The Big Door Prize. Inspired by the lyrics of the late John Prine, Walsh has crafted a warm-hearted, inventive novel that the Altanta Journal Constitution praised saying, "Ther's no better antidote to a global pandemic and a fractious presidential campaign…" In the small town of Deerfield, Louisiana., a DNAMIX machine appears in the local grocery that uses DNA to reveal a person’s true potential, altering the courses of many resident’s lives. Walsh directs the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His previous books are the novel My Sunshine Away and the story collection The Prospect of Magic.
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