Welty Graduate Research Fellow Applications Invited; Deadline February 27

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) have announced the 2017 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship opportunity to encourage and support research in the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at MDAH by graduate students. This competitive fellowship of $2,000 will be offered for research conducted in summer 2017. The stipend may be used Read more »


NEWS FLASH! Special Discount Offer for Concert Tickets! January 14 Symposium, Concert To Feature Welty Theme at Mississippi College

A symposium and concert entitled “Inspirations by Welty” at Mississippi College in Clinton on Saturday, January 14, will celebrate the artistic glory of Eudora Welty and feature well-known singer/songwriters Claire Holley and Kate Campbell and Welty scholars Dr. Suzanne Marrs and Dr. Elizabeth Crews. Leaders of the Arts Council of Clinton are sponsors of the program. Open to Read more »


Scholastic Writing Awards Entries Being Reviewed by Judges; Winners To be Announced February 3

The Mississippi 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards received 723 entries, according to Sally Birdsall, coordinator of the state’s regional awards program. Birdsall noted that 451 students taught be 84 educators participated in the program. Submitted in December, entries are now being judged, and winners will be announced on February 3. They will be posted on this website, and Read more »

Suzanne and Patty

Suzanne Marrs Garners Acclaim for Life’s Work and ‘Meanwhile There Are Letters’

Suzanne Marrs, who retired in 2015 as the Eudora Welty Scholar-in-Residence at Millsaps College, continues to be acknowledged for her contributions to the body of Welty scholarship. In October she received the 2016 Non-fiction Author Award from the Mississippi Library Association (MLA). Marrs is shown here accepting the award at the MLA conference in Vicksburg Read more »