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McMullan Young Writers Workshop A Big Success at Millsaps

On Monday, July 18, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014) and the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi, kicked off the 2016 McMullan Young Writers Workshop at Millsaps College. The public was invited to join youth attending to hear Trethewey deliver an emotional reading and keynote address. The program, held in the Recital Hall Read more »

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Readers Theatre Production of “The Optimist’s Daughter” Held June 14

Nine favorite, well-known Jackson-area actors brought The Optimist’s Daughter to life in a readers theatre presentation adapted from the Eudora Welty novel by James Anderson of Bolton, director of the Chimneyville Readers Theatre. The production was held Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m., staged in Room 214 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College. A reception followed Read more »

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Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Optimist’s Daughter” Recognized with Programs, Tours throughout May, June

Throughout the months of May and June, the Welty Foundation and the Eudora Welty House and Garden celebrated the publication of The Optimist’s Daughter and its receipt of the Pulitzer Prize with a series of special tours and programs. A flier with details may be downloaded here. On Saturday June 11, Welty scholar and biographer Suzanne Marrs led Read more »