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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 Color All Maps New

Friday, October 22, 1:30pm

Jack Bedell is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he edits ​​​Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. From 2017 to 2019, he served as Louisiana Poet Laureate, and he has published eleven collections of poetry, including most recently Color All Maps New; Rock Garden; No Brother, This Storm; Revenant; Elliptic; and Bone-Hollow-True: New and Selected Poems.colorallmaps sm