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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 Table Scraps and Other Essays

Friday, October 23, 2:10 p.m.

Juyanne James returns to the symposium with her memoir Table Scraps and Other Essays, in which she tells of growing up in a Black community in rural Louisiana as well as the journey of forgiveness she embarks on when she returns to care for her aging parents. James's previous book, the short story collection The Persimmon Trail, also touched on some of these stories through the lens of fiction. With memoir, James achieves a new level of intimacy and introspection. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans.tablescraps sm