Program of the 30th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2018

The theme for this year's symposium is “‘As If the Ear of the World Listened’: Celebrating Thirty Years of Southern Stories,” which is inspired by  Welty's novel Delta Wedding.

The names below are the list of authors for this year, including when available, links to author websites where you can learn a little more about this year's line-up. Don't forget that we will be selling books during the symposium.

Times listed are approximate start times of each reading—sessions begin at the following times: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.

author of Edge of the Wind

James E. Cherry from Jackson, Tennessee, brings his second novel Edge of the Wind, which the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has called "a taut thriller that goes behind the headlines of hostage-taking and mental illness." His other books include the novel Loose Change, the story collection Still a Man, and poetry collections Shadow of Light, Honoring the Ancestors, and Bending the Blues.

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