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 »


Public Invited To Hear Natasha Trethewey Address Young Writers Workshop at Millsaps July 18

On Monday, July 18, at 6 p.m., 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, deliver a reading and keynote address for the opening session of the workshop. The program will be Read more »

Salman Rushdie by Beowulf Sheehan

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 »

Lester, Viola and James

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 »