Welty Graduate Research Fellow Kaitlyn Smith at Work in MDAH Archives

Kaitlyn Smith, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina specializing in Southern Literature, is hard at work in the Welty Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History conducting research for an article for publication as well as for her dissertation. Her research topic is “Eudora Welty as a Southern Theorist of […] Read more »

Public Invited To Author Angie Thomas’ Keynote Address for McMullan Young Writers Workshop July 15 at Millsaps

Angie Thomas, New York Times #1 Best Selling author and a native and resident of Jackson, Mississippi, will offer the keynote address for the McMullan Young Writers Workshop at Millsaps College. The program will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, and will be in the Recital Hall of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic […] Read more »

Second Writers Trail Marker To Honor Poet and Novelist Margaret Walker July 8

On Monday, July 8, you are cordially invited to the unveiling of the second marker on the Mississippi Writers Trail. It honors Margaret Walker (1915-1998), the noted author of Jubilee, For My People, and other lauded works.  The marker will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. at Ayer Hall, the home of the Margaret Walker Center, on […] Read more »