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 Tornado is the World

Catherine Pierce returns to the symposium with her third collection of poetry, The Tornado is the World, which The Rumpus describes as an "Ambitious Atlas of Fears." Winner of the 2017 and 2013 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters awards for poetry, Pierce is co-director of creative writing at Mississippi State University and a frequent symposium participant. Her previous collections of poetry inclde Famous Last Words and The Girls of Peculiar.


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