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 Stripper in Wonderland

Derrick Harriell will read from his third book of poetry, “Stripper in Wonderland,” which Memorious Magazine describes as a collection that “explores music, religion, and racism while continuously twirling readers through past, present, and future spaces.” Harriell directs the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. His previous collections of poetry are Cotton and Ropes.
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