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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 Age of Discovery and Other Stories

Friday, October 22, 9:40am

Becky Hagenston is Professor of English at Mississippi State University. Her latest collection of stories, The Age of Discovery, won the Jounnal Non/Fiction Prize from Mad Creek Books. Individual stories have been awarded two O Henry Prizes and a Pushcart Prize. A frequent guest of the symposium, her previous collectiosn include Scavengers, Strange Weather, and A Gram of Mars.ageofdiscovery sm