“Cooking Thanksgiving” with Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty Postponed Due to COVID-19 Precautions; To Be Rescheduled

                      The Margaret Walker Center is sorry to announce that the Cooking Thanksgiving with Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty that was scheduled for tonight will have to be postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. Participants have come in close contact with the virus in the last […] Read more »

New Stage Theatre Extends Run of ‘Why I Live at the P. O.’ Virtual Stagings by Jo Ann Robinson

New Stage Theatre’s 2020 Solo Show Series featuring a video recorded performance of Eudora Welty’s beloved and hilarious short story “Why I Live at the P. O.” starring Jo Ann Robinson, a veteran New Stage favorite, has been extended due to popular demand. The new dates are November 18, 20-21, and 23-25 at 7 p.m. […] Read more »

Scholastic Writing Awards Program Entries for Mississippi Region Due December 15

Mississippi students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit their creative writing to the 2021 Scholastic Writing Awards Program. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2020. Late entries will not be entered into the competition. The program is open to students in all of Mississippi’s 82 counties in public, independent, and […] Read more »

Katy Simpson Smith To Read from The Everlasting for Millsaps Visiting Writers Series November 10

Noted author Katy Simpson Smith will present a virtual reading from her latest novel, The Everlasting, on Tuesday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. for the Millsaps Visiting Writers Series, in partnership with the Eudora Welty Foundation. Smith served recently as the inaugural Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps. To register and receive the […] Read more »