NEWS FLASH! Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony Set for April 15; Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly To Keynote

Mississippi’s Poet Laureate, Beth Ann Fennelly, an acclaimed author and professor/director of the Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Mississippi, will be the keynote speaker at the Scholastic Writing Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 15, on the lawn of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Tours of the Welty House and Garden will […] Read more »


Noted Author Alice McDermott Delivers 2018 Bettye Jolly Lecture; Listen To Lecture Here

Some 140 guests enjoyed hearing novelist Alice McDermott’s presentation as the 2018 Bettye Jolly Lecturer on a cool but sunny March 8 in the Eudora Welty Garden. Guests were welcomed by Holmes Adams, Eudora Welty Foundation board chair, and McDermott was introduced by Welty scholar Suzanne Marrs, who taught McDermott as an undergraduate at the State University of New […] Read more »


Jennifer Chang and Angela Ball Hold Poetry Reading at Millsaps

Acclaimed poets Jennifer Chang  and Angela Ball read from their new books, Some Say the Lark and Talking Pillow, on March 1 at Millsaps College. This was the second installment of the spring 2018 Millsaps English Department Visiting Writers Series.  The event is co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation. Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the […] Read more »


Author Richard Tillinghast Reads at Millsaps February 14

The first Visiting Writers Series speaker of this semester for the Millsaps College English Department was distinguished poet Richard Tillinghast. He read from his most recent work of prose, Journeys Into the Mind of the World: A Book of Places (University of Tennessee Press), on February 14 in Room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic […] Read more »