McMullan Young Writers Workshop Accepting Applications Until June 1; Natasha Trethewey To Keynote

Calling young writers! Here is your chance to meet renowned poet Natasha Trethewey and spend a week developing your skills as a creative writer! The 2016 McMullan Young Writers Workshop is accepting applications until June 1 for a five-day workshop on the campus of Millsaps College the week of July 18-22. Participation is limited to 55 Read more »


Jane Austen Film Series Begins Friday Night, May 13, with “Emma”

The first in a series of films sponsored  by the Eudora Welty House and Garden in partnership with the Jane Austen Society of Mississippi will be an outdoor screening of the movie Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, on Friday night, May 13.  The Welty Garden will open at 7 p.m. , and there will be a brief discussion of Read more »


Boosung Kim Named Welty Foundation/MDAH Graduate Research Fellow

Boosung Kim, a Ph. D. candidate in English at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2016 Graduate Research Fellow by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives (MDAH). She will conduct her research in July in the Welty Collection at MDAH and present her findings at the conclusion of her study. Ms. Kim will Read more »


NEWS FLASH! Readers’ Guide and Synopsis Available for The Optimist’s Daughter Under Resources Here on Welty Foundation Website

A Readers’ Guide to and a Synopsis of The Optimist’s Daughter are now available under Resources on this website. The guide was developed by Lee Anne Bryan, former Education and Outreach Specialist for the Eudora Welty House and Garden, and includes 13 stimulating questions and discussion points that will be helpful and engaging for book clubs and study groups Read more »