Welty Garden 10th Anniversary Party with Julia Reed Is a Sell Out!

The Welty Garden Party, featuring author and columnist Julia Reed held March 27 at the Mississippi Museum of Art  was a sell-out hit with over 240 people attending. The event celebrated the tenth anniversary of the restored historic garden at the Eudora Welty House’s being open to the public. Select heirloom plants — including camellias […] Read more »

Welty’s 105th Birthday To Be Commemorated April 11

The annual celebration of Eudora Welty’s birthday will be held on Friday, April 11, with free tours of the Welty House and Garden and birthday cake. To schedule a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email weltytours@mdah.state.ms.us. Read more »

Welty Graduate Research Fellow To Be Named Soon

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) has received applications for the 2014 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, and an announcement of the fellowship recipient will be made soon. The fellowship encourages and supports research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at MDAH by graduate students. This competitive fellowship of $2,000, sponsored […] Read more »

Elizabeth Spencer on Tour with her Latest Book of Stories

Noted author Elizabeth Spencer, native of Carrollton, Mississippi, is on tour with her latest book of short fiction: Starting Over: Stories. She was in Mississippi for appearances in Oxford at Off Square Books, in Jackson at Lemuria, and in Greenwood at Turnrow Books in early February. Spencer has received widespread acclaim for her work, including […] Read more »