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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 Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender, Eudora Welty Prize  

Saturday, October 23, 10:10am

Casey Kayser is the winner of this year's Eudora Welty Prize from Mississippi University for Women and the University Press of Mississippi for her study: Marginalized: Southern Woemn Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender. Kayser is Assisstant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas and director of their Medical Humanities program. placelikemississippi sm