Maurice Carlos Ruffin To Keynote McMullan Young Writers Workshop at Millsaps College July 18

The annual five-day McMullan Young Writers Workshop will begin Monday, July 18, with award-winning author Maurice Carlos Ruffin delivering the opening address. The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the McMullan Lecture Hall of the Christian Center at Millsaps College and is free and open to the public. It will be followed by […] Read more »

Summer Storytime at Welty House Invites Children To Enjoy ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ in June and July

Thursday afternoons from 3-4 p.m. throughout June and July, stories with an underwater theme will be offered to children at the Welty House and Garden. Coordinated by Education Specialist Jennifer Rose, the activities include arts and crafts and refreshments. Book selections are made with recommendations from the Mississippi Library Commission and the Jackson/Hinds County Library […] Read more »

The Wide Net and Other Stories Discussion Begins May 16 on ‘Welty at Home’ Virtual Book Club

The popular “Welty At Home” Book Club will read and discuss Eudora Welty’s The Wide Net and Other Stories beginning May 16 and concluding July 25. Led by Welty scholar and biographer Suzanne Marrs, the hour-long discussions will take place on Mondays at 12 noon CDT via Zoom. Those who have previously participated in the […] Read more »

Student Authors Receive 2022 Scholastic Writing Awards at Welty House and Garden

The Eudora Welty House and Garden welcomed Mississippi Region Scholastic Writing Award winners, their families, and their teachers for the presentation of the 2022 awards. Moderated by Sally Birdsall, Regional Administrator, the program was held under a large tent on the front lawn. Guests were welcomed by John Hooks, Vice-Chairman of the Welty Foundation Board […] Read more »