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 The Legend of Albino Farm

Steve Yates will read from his latest novel, The Legend of the Albino Farm. In this haunting gothic tale, Yates brings to life a local urban legend from his native Ozarks, the setting of two previous historical novels Morkan's Quarry and The Teeth of the Souls. Yates, who is Director of Marketing at the University Press of Mississippi, has also published the short story collection Some Kinds of Love and the novella Sandy and Wayne.

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