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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 {#289-128}: Poems

Friday, Oct. 23, 10:40 a.m.

Randall Horton returns to the symposium with his fourth collection of poems, titled {#289-128}, using his prisoner number from an incarceration for drug running in 1999. These poems present a meditation on the criminal justice system and on the ways poetry brought Horton out of it. His previous books include poetry collections Pitch Dark AnarchyThe Definition of Place, and The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street, as well as the memoir Hook. He teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of New Haven and sits on the Advisory Board of Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program. He has also taught as Visiting Writer in The W's MFA in Creative Writing.
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