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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 Reparations Now!

Friday, October 22, 9:00am

 Ashley M. Jones returns to the symposium with her third collection of poetry Reparations Now! Her two previous collections are dark // thing and Magic City Gospel. Jones serves as the poet laureate of Alabama, the first Black poet to be awarded this honor. She is also a teacher at the Alabama School for the Arts in her native Birmingham.reparations sm