Poets Pinsky and Miller To Open Millsaps Visiting Writers Series September 14

We hope to see you at the school year’s first Millsaps English Department Visiting Writers Series program on Thursday, September 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex. Former U. S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and Millsaps English Professor Emeritus Greg Miller will read from their recent work. Free and open to […] Read more »


Mississippi Book Festival August 19 To Feature Welty Workshop, Welty Friends

The 2017 Mississippi Book Festival will host an array of literary talent on Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the New Capitol and Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson. As authors, readers, publishers, and book sellers converge, Welty scholars and friends will play prominent roles. A panel discussion on Eudora Welty’s Legacy […] Read more »

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July 23: Today Is the Sixteenth Anniversary of Eudora Welty’s Death

Today, July 23, 2017, we honor and remember the life and legacy of Eudora Welty, one of America’s most cherished authors, as we acknowledge the 16th anniversary of her death. Here is a link to The New York Times obituary by Albin Krebs, which appeared on the front page of the newspaper and may be found under Resources […] Read more »


Scholastic Writing Awards Presented at Eudora Welty House and Garden; Author Kiese Laymon Offered Keynote Address

On Sunday, April 9, some 350 guests gathered at the Eudora Welty House and Garden to honor the 189 winners of the Scholastic Writing Awards for the Mississippi Region. Winners included four national medalists, five American Voices Medal nominees, nine Senior Portfolio winners, 27 Gold Key winners, 119 Silver Key winners, and 157 Honorable Mention winners, with several students receiving multiple awards, […] Read more »