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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 The Collection Plate

Friday, October 22, 2:50pm

Kendra Allen returns to the symposium with her debut collection of poetry, The Collection Plate. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and is the recipient of the Iowa Prize for her creative nonfiction collection, When You Learn the Alphabet.collectioplate sm