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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 Come Clean

Friday, October 22, 10:30am

Joshua Nguyen is Vietnamese-American poet and a native of Houston, Texas, who now lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where he earned his MFA and is working on his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Mississippi. He is a collegiate national poetry slam champion. His debut collection of poetry, Come Clean, won the Felix Pollak prize in poetry from the University of Wisconsing Press. This year he has has also published the chapbook, American Lục Bát for My Mother.

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