Four Receive National Scholastic Writing Awards

Four young Mississippi writers received national honors in the Scholastic Writing Awards competition of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers on April 7 at the Jackson Convention Complex. National winners included Merrilee Bufkin, Mississippi School for the Arts, Gold Medal, poetry, who was also chosen for an American Voices honor and read from her […] Read more »

Welty Birthday Features Heirloom Plant Sale, First Presbyterian 6th Graders

Eudora Welty’s annual birthday celebration was highlighted by an heirloom plant sale on April 12 at the Welty House. Camellias and summer annuals custom grown for the Welty garden sold out.  First Presbyterian Day School’s Sixth Grade Choir presented a concert, and birthday cake and lemonade was served on the side porch all day. The […] Read more »

Welty and Politics Subject of Great Topics Seminar

Fifteen people are participating in the Great Topics Seminar “Eudora Welty and Politics:  Did the Writer Crusade?” at Millsaps College during spring semester 2013.  Teaching the class is Dr. Suzanne Marrs, professor of English and Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence. Participants include, seated from left, Alec Valentine of Clinton, Dr. Phyllis Hollenbeck of Jackson, Dr. John Bower […] Read more »