Maggie Stevenson with second Saturdays sign

Welty House & Garden Now Open on Second Saturdays Each Month

Visitors are welcomed to tour the Eudora Welty House and Garden on second Saturday mornings of each month, as greeted in the feature photograph by Maggie Stevenson, Special Projects Coordinator. Tours are offered at 9 and 11 a.m. Reservations may be made by calling 601-353-7762 or on line at Three special programs were held on Read more »


McMullan Young Writers Workshop A Big Success at Millsaps

On Monday, July 18, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014) and the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi, kicked off the 2016 McMullan Young Writers Workshop at Millsaps College. The public was invited to join youth attending to hear Trethewey deliver an emotional reading and keynote address. The program, held in the Recital Hall Read more »

Salman Rushdie by Beowulf Sheehan

Order Tickets Now for Inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture with Salman Rushdie

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture with author Salman Rushdie, part of the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series, to be held Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the National Cathedral in Washington, D. C.  Click here to order general admission tickets for $24, $19 for students, seniors, and military. The endowed lecture Read more »

Lester, Viola and James

Readers Theatre Production of “The Optimist’s Daughter” Held June 14

Nine favorite, well-known Jackson-area actors brought The Optimist’s Daughter to life in a readers theatre presentation adapted from the Eudora Welty novel by James Anderson of Bolton, director of the Chimneyville Readers Theatre. The production was held Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m., staged in Room 214 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College. A reception followed Read more »