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Scholastic Writing Awards Presented at Eudora Welty House and Garden; Author Kiese Laymon Offered Keynote Address

On Sunday, April 9, some 350 guests gathered at the Eudora Welty House and Garden to honor the 189 winners of the Scholastic Writing Awards for the Mississippi Region. Winners included four national medalists, five American Voices Medal nominees, nine Senior Portfolio winners, 27 Gold Key winners, 119 Silver Key winners, and 157 Honorable Mention winners, with several students receiving multiple awards, Read more »

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Bettye Jolly Lecture with Beth Henley Featured Scene from “Crimes of the Heart”; Listen to Lecture Here

When Beth Henley interviewed Eudora Welty for a film of Eudora’s beloved short story “A Worn Path” in 1994, James Patterson captured this photograph of Jackson’s two Pulitzer Prize winners. Beth Henley returned to the Eudora Welty House and Garden on March 23  to deliver the third Bettye Jolly Lecture, moderated by Suzanne Marrs, Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence. A Read more »

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Annual Plant Sale Featured Cuttings from Gardenia Planted by Eudora’s Mother

The annual spring plant sale at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center  featured potted cuttings from the large gardenia planted by Chestina Welty, Eudora’s mother, shortly after the family moved into the house is 1925. The sale was held Saturday, April 8 and was sponsored by the Welty Foundation to benefit the garden fund. A Read more »

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Beth Henley To Offer Bettye Jolly Lecture March 23; Scenes from ‘Crimes of the Heart’ To Be Staged

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley will share her considerable wit and talent as the Bettye Jolly Lecturer on Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Garden of the Eudora Welty House.  She will discuss her Jackson roots, her link to New Stage Theatre, and her career as an actor, playwright, and screenwriter with Suzanne Marrs, Eudora Read more »