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Noted Fiction Author Lee Smith To Open Bettye Jolly Lecture Series March 31

Award-winning author Lee Smith, who has penned 13 novels and four collections of short stories, will keynote the Eudora Welty Foundation inaugural Bettye Jolly Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. in the Garden of the Eudora Welty House. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception. Smith is the recipient of the Read more »


NEWS FLASH: ‘Sister Act’ by Carolyn Brown To Feature Welty and Walker on March 5

Eudora Welty and Margaret Walker, two remarkable authors who were contemporary Jacksonians, will be featured in a program by Carolyn Brown at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30–7:30. The discussion will be followed by a reception. Entitled “Sister Act,” the presentation will focus on the achievements of these literary Read more »


Student Writers To Be Honored at Scholastic Writing Ceremony April 19

From a record number of entries, 184 literary works have been chosen for awards in the 2015 Mississippi Regional Scholastic Writing Awards program. Winning writers will be recognized at the Eudora Welty House and Garden at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19. A list of the winners may be downloaded here. Katy Simpson Smith, award-winning author of Read more »

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Applications for Welty Graduate Research Fellowship Due March 27

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are delighted to announce the 2015 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by graduate students. The deadline for applications is March 27, 2015. Read more »