Dedication of Welty Marker on Mississippi Writers Trail To Feature NEH Chair Jon Peede

The first marker on the new Mississippi Writers Trail will honor Eudora Welty and will be installed on Monday, September 10, at 4 p.m. on the front lawn of the Welty House. The public is invited to attend this historic event. Mary Alice Welty White unveiled the prototype of the marker at the opening ceremony […] Read more »

Katy Simpson Smith Named Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps

Novelist and historian Katy Simpson Smith has been chosen the inaugural Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.¬†Photo courtesy Elise Smith. Created after the retirement of Suzanne Marrs as Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence at Millsaps, the chair was established and endowed with two gifts of $500,000 each from Joe Sanderson, B.A. 1969, and his […] Read more »

NEWS FLASH! Book Festival To Feature Salman Rushdie Lecture, Teaching Welty Panel, More

The annual Mississippi Book Festival, coming Saturday, August 18, to the Mississippi State Capitol and its surrounds, will have many events highlighting Eudora Welty. It will also feature several members of the Eudora Welty National Advisory Board on programs and panels. Festival-goers are invited to stop by the Welty Foundation and Welty House and Garden […] Read more »