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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 When Stars Rain Down

Friday, October 22, 11:10am

Angela Jackson-Brown teaches Creative Writing and English at Ball State University and brings her third book to the symposium. When Stars Rain Down is a historical novel that confronts a racial violence in north Georgia. Her previous publications incldue the novel Drinking from a Bitter Cup. and the poetry collection House Repairs. She is the recipient of the 2021 Alabama Authors Award in poetry from the Alabama Library Association. She is also a playwright, author of Anna's Wings, Flossie Bailey Takes a Stand, It Is Well and Still Singing those Weary Blues and co-author with Ashya Thomas of Black Lives Matter (Too) and with Peter Davis of Dear Bobby: The Musical.

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