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 Village Prodigies

Rodney Jones is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He grew up in a small town in Alabama, much like Cold Springs, the setting of his latest collection, Village Prodigies, a novel in verse. Jones is the author of 10 books of poetry including Things that Happen Once, Elegy for the Southern Drawl, Kingdom of the Instant, Imaginary Logic, and Salvations Blues

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