Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Announces 2020 Award Winners

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters has revealed its 2020 award winners, and several have special connections to Eudora Welty and the Welty Foundation. It is anticipated that the 41st Anniversary MIAL Awards Gala¬†will be held on June 6 in Jackson at the Mississippi Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., with readings and performances […] Read more »

Katy Simpson Smith Presents Virtual Reading of Her New Book, The Everlasting

Author Katy Simpson Smith, former Welty Chair for Southern Studies at Millsaps College, introduced her brand new novel, The Everlasting, via a virtual reading on You Tube, posted on Lemuria Books’ website. Smith was to have done a reading and book signing March 31 at Lemuria, but since the event has been postponed due to […] Read more »

NEWS FLASH: BETTYE JOLLY LECTURE CANCELLED! Presentation by Noted Fiction Writer and Poet Ron Rash on March 19 To Be Rescheduled

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BETTYE JOLLY LECTURE WITH NOTED FICTION WRITER AND POET RON RASH, SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 19, AT THE EUDORA WELTY HOUSE AND GARDEN, HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT COVID-19. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE. The John and Dorothy Parris Distinguished Professor in¬†Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western […] Read more »