NEWS FLASH: Scholastic Writing Ceremony April 19 Moved to Millsaps College

Because of a thunderstorm forecast, the Mississippi Regional Scholastic Awards ceremony will be held in the Leggett Room of the Student Center at Millsaps College on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. instead of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. From a record number of entries, 184 literary works have been chosen for awards. Three student Read more »


Steve Yates Reads and Signs New Novel at Welty Education and Visitors Center

Author Steve Yates read from and signed his new novel, The Teeth of the Souls (Moon City Press), Tuesday, April 7, at the Welty Education and Visitors Center (EVC). His presentation was coordinated through the collaboration of the Welty House and Garden and Lemuria Books, who made books available for purchase. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Yates is the Read more »


Plant Sale Honors Eudora’s 106th Birthday

Celebrating Eudora Welty’s birthday, April 13, this year’s annual plant sale at the Eudora Welty House and Garden was held Friday, April 10. The sale included perennials and bulbs admired by Eudora and her mother. Some were custom grown and others propagated from cuttings taken from the restored garden. Offerings included (below left) golden glow, (Rudbeckinia laciniata), (featured image Read more »

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Noted Fiction Author Lee Smith Inaugurates Bettye Jolly Lecture Series

Award-winning author Lee Smith, who has penned 13 novels and four collections of short stories, keynoted the Eudora Welty Foundation inaugural Bettye Jolly Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 31, in the Garden of the Eudora Welty House. Some 130 people attended the talk, followed by a book signing and reception. Smith is the recipient of the American Academy of Read more »