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Scholastic Writing Awards Presented at Eudora Welty House and Garden; Author Kiese Laymon Offered Keynote Address

On Sunday, April 9, some 350 guests gathered at the Eudora Welty House and Garden to honor the 189 winners of the Scholastic Writing Awards for the Mississippi Region. Winners included four national medalists, five American Voices Medal nominees, nine Senior Portfolio winners, 27 Gold Key winners, 119 Silver Key winners, and 157 Honorable Mention winners, with several students receiving multiple awards, Read more »

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Annual Plant Sale To Feature Cuttings from Gardenia Planted by Eudora’s Mother

The annual spring plant sale at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center will feature potted cuttings from the large gardenia planted by Chestina Welty, Eudora’s mother, shortly after the family moved into the house is 1925. The sale is Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Welty Read more »