Natasha Trethewey To Keynote McMullan Young Writers Workshop July 18; Public Invited To Attend

On July 18, the public is invited to join youth attending the McMullan Young Writers Workshop to hear Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014) and the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi, who will deliver a reading and keynote address for the opening session of the workshop. Students will develop their skills throughout Read more »

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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 »

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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 »


Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Optimist’s Daughter” Recognized with Programs, Tours throughout May, June

Throughout the months of May and June, the Welty Foundation and the Eudora Welty House and Garden celebrated the publication of The Optimist’s Daughter and its receipt of the Pulitzer Prize with a series of special tours and programs. A flier with details may be downloaded here. On Saturday June 11, Welty scholar and biographer Suzanne Marrs led Read more »