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Program of the 33rd Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2021

The theme for this year's symposium is “'All They Saw Was at the Point of Coming Together': A Confluence of Southern Writers." It is inspired by Eudora Welty's novel The Optimist's Daughter.

All sessions will be held in Rent Auditorium of Whitfield Hall and live-streamed for those who can't attend in person.
Books are available for purchase through The Bookend.

author of Starshine and Clay

Friday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.


Kamilah Aisha Moon has been praised by Publishers Weekly for her second collection of poetry, Starshine and Clay, in which she “rages against violence in America… while also finding moments of beauty in nature as well as human kindness.”  She has also written She Has a Name and is currently the Assistant Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Lamda Literary Award finalist, and was selected by the Poetry Society of America as a New American Poet in 2015.


Did You Know? 

  1. Moon is native of Nashville.
  2. She is a Cave Canem fellow.
  3. Her work has been featured in Best of the Net.

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