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 American Happiness

Jacqueline Allen Trimble’s debut collection of poetry, American Happiness, is grounded in her experiences growing up in Montgomery, Alabama as the daughter of a civil rights activist, as one of the first students to integrate her elementary school, and later as Associate Professor of English at Alabama State University. She is the winner of the 2016 Balcones Prize and chairs the Department of Languages and Literatures.

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