NEWS FLASH! 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. Click here to order general admission tickets for $24, $19 for students, seniors, and military. The lecture will be held Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D. C. Read more »


Jerome McGann Addresses New Methods of Studying Poetry

Jerome McGann, University Professor and John Stewart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia, presented “Reading Poetry,” the first installment in this year’s Visiting Writers Series at Millsaps, co-sponsored  by the college English Department and the Eudora Welty Foundation.  Dr. McGann’s October 3 lecture presented a new way of studying poetry and elaborated on the following Read more »


Jane Austen Films Draw Large Crowds to Welty Garden

Authors Eudora Welty and Jane Austen lived in different centuries and on different continents, but similarities in their writing link the writers for fans today. Those connections have been highlighted with three programs during the late summer and early fall at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. The series began with the screening of Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Read more »

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 »