Claire Holley discusses her song "Pleasant Dreams" with students at Clinton High School in Mississippi.

New Teaching Resource Based on “The Whistle” Features “Pleasant Dreams” by Claire Holley

Eudora Welty’s short story “The Whistle” forms the basis for a new multimedia teaching resource on the creative process. It introduces “,” a song inspired by Welty’s story, written and performed by Claire Holley, Jackson, Mississippi, singer-songwriter now living in Los Angeles. In the classroom exercise, students will read “The Whistle” and then read an Read more »

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Mary Alice White Interviewed by Dick Gordon on ‘The Story’

Mary Alice Welty White, Eudora’s niece, was featured on American Public Media’s “The Story” with host Dick Gordon on October 18. He interviewed White in August when he visited Jackson and took a tour of the Welty House. Listen to it here. Read more »

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Garden Book Authors Receive Welty Prize at MUW Symposium

Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown, co-authors of One Writers’ Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place, received the Welty Prize at the Welty Symposium at Mississippi University for Women October 18. The book explores Welty’s and her mother’s shared love of gardening and the way their garden reflected the trends and issues of their day. PHOTO: Read more »