Watch Video of Bettye Jolly Lecture Featuring Celebrated Author Ron Rash in Welty Garden

The 2022 Bettye Jolly Lecture welcomed Ron Rash, noted writer of novels, short stories, and poetry to the Welty Garden on September 22 after a two-year postponement due to Covid-19. An enthusiastic crowd celebrated his thoughtful remarks, including his admiration of Eudora Welty, noting that she was a huge influence on his writing. “The more […] Read more »

Mary Chapin Carpenter Sends Note To Introduce Author/Chef Brian Noyes at Welty Garden Program

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, a member of the Welty Foundation National Advisory Board, sent a thoughtful letter of introduction about her friend author/chef Brian Noyes to the October 19 reading from his latest book, Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook held in the Welty Garden. Carpenter’s photo by Aaron Farrington is from her website. Welty […] Read more »