101 Students To Receive Scholastic Writing Awards on April 13; Author Margaret McMullan To Keynote

On Sunday, April 13, 101 winners of the 2014 Scholastic Writing Awards for the Mississippi Writing Region — including five national winners — will be honored with a ceremony at the Eudora Welty House and Garden in Jackson at 2:30 p.m. They will receive a total of 171 awards. The keynote speaker will be Margaret McMullan, Read more »

Boys With Ice

Welty Photo Exhibit Opens at Cedars; Claire Holley Concert Is April 24, Lunch with Roger Mudd, May 9

“The Photography of Eudora Welty,” an exhibition of over 40 Welty photos opened at the Cedars, Jackson’s oldest residential home, on April 1. “Carrying Home the Ice,” shown here, is one of the exhibition photographs. The Fondren Renaissance Foundation, partnering with the Eudora Welty Foundation, is sponsoring the exhibit and planning a series of Spring festivities Read more »


Spring Plant Sale Held at Welty House and Garden; New Educational Signage Premiers

Camellias propagated from Eudora’s own plants and night-blooming cereus plants as well as perennials were featured at the annual Spring Plant Sale at the Welty House on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Perennials included May Queen daisies, Turk’s Cap, and phlox. New educational signs throughout the garden, one of which is Read more »


New Exhibit Explores Fairytale and Myth in Welty

Understanding the Medusa, a thought-provoking and engaging new exhibit, is now on display at the Welty Education and Visitors Center. It considers the influence of mythology and fairytales on Eudora Welty’s fiction. “I just used (myths) as freely as I would salt and pepper,” Welty said. “They were part of my life, like poetry. . . Read more »