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

The annual spring plant sale at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center will feature 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 is Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Welty Read more »

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Beth Henley Returns To Welty House March 23 for Lecture; ‘Crimes of the Heart’ To Be Featured

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. See Beth Henley Thursday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House as she delivers the third Bettye Jolly Lecture, moderated by Suzanne Read more »

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Poets Stephen Cushman, Jamie Dickson To Read at Millsaps March 28

Poet and historian Stephen Cushman, the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will visit Millsaps on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Academic Complex Room 137 to read from The Red List: A Poem, which takes its title from the endangered species list. He will be joined by poet Jamie Dickson, English Read more »