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Program of the 33rd Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2021

The theme for this year's symposium is “'All They Saw Was at the Point of Coming Together': A Confluence of Southern Writers." It is inspired by Eudora Welty's novel The Optimist's Daughter.

All sessions will be held in Rent Auditorium of Whitfield Hall and live-streamed for those who can't attend in person.
Books are available for purchase through The Bookend.

Author of A Place Like Mississippi

Keynote, October 21, 7:30pm

Ralph Eubanks is the former director of publishing for the Library of Congress and editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. His many publishing credits include articles and essays in The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and WIRED!, among many others, and his previous books include the memoirs Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past and  the memoir The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South. Born in Mount Olive, Mississippi, Eubanks draws on his deep heritage to explroe our state in his latest endeavor, A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape,

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