Readers Invited To Participate in “Welty at Home” Virtual Book Club Beginning April 29

To foster communication with Welty lovers during the Coronavirus “separation period,” the staff of the Eudora Welty House and Garden has created a virtual book club called “Welty at Home.” Rachel Lott, Special Projects Coordinator, explains the details below. Together, we’ll read and discuss Losing Battles over the course of ten weeks. Each week, we’ll read an […] Read more »

Margaret Pless of University of Mississippi To Receive Eudora Welty Research Fellowship

Margaret Pless, a Ph. D. candidate at the University of Mississippi with special interest in American literature from 1920-2020, has been selected to receive the 2020 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). Contemporary Southern memoir and literary criticism that incorporates the personal is […] Read more »

Losing Battles, Published 50 Years Ago, To Be Subject of Welty House and Garden Virtual Book Club

In honor of Eudora Welty’s April 13 birthday, the Welty House and Garden and Mississippi Department of Archives and History today announced #WeltyatHome, a new virtual book club. The first pick is Losing Battles, noted as Welty’s most ambitious novel. It was published April 13, 1970, on Welty’s 61st birthday, and it is about a family’s […] Read more »

Remembering Eudora on Her 111th Birthday

April 13 is a special day for those who love Eudora Welty. She was born April 13, 1909, in Jackson, Mississippi, and celebrated many happy birthday gatherings throughout her life. Birthday highlights from Welty’s life and career and events honoring her are featured here. In her later years, an annual birthday dinner at Bill’s Burger […] Read more »