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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 Even As We Breathe

Friday, October 22, 2:10pm

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle is a teacher at Swain County High School in North Carolina. She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and has served as executive director of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and co-editor of the Journal of Cherokee Studies. Her debut novel Even As We Breathe was a finalist for the Weatherford Award and was named one of NPR's Best Books for 2020.evenaswebreathe sm