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 Always Happy Hour

Mary Miller  will read from her most recent story collection, Always Happy Hour, which according to Publisher’s Weekly "feels so true because it never glosses over the desperate or unflattering portrayals of its narrators, but neither does it exploit their faults.” Miller teaches in The W’s low-residency MFA program. Her previous books include the novel Last Days of California and the story collection Big World.

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