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NEWS FLASH! Nashville Public Library Hosting Welty Photography Exhibition

From September 5 through November 9, the Nashville Public Library is featuring an exhibition of 35 photographs by Eudora Welty from the 1930s and ’40s. The images are showcased in the Art Gallery of the Main Library and include a selection of informal portraits, landscapes, and scenes from everyday life in Mississippi and New York City. Shown here Read more »

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New Exhibit Now Open at Welty Education and Visitors Center

“Moments of Learning in the Life of a Writer,” an exhibit exploring the connection between Eudora Welty’s formal education experiences and their influence on her writing, opened Tuesday, September 9, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Taking its inspiration from Welty’s comment in her memoir, One Writer’s Beginnings, that “learning stamps you with Read more »

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2015 Scholastic Writing Awards Entry Deadline December 17; Katy Simpson Smith To Keynote Awards Program

Students in grades 7-12 in Mississippi public and independent schools, as well as home-schooled students, are eligible to enter the 2015 Scholastic Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, through the Mississippi Regional program. Information on categories, rules, and how to submit entries may be found on-line at www.artandwriting.org. Entries must Read more »

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Jesmyn Ward To Appear at Millsaps September 18

National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward will spend a day at Millsaps College on September 18 in sessions with students as well as the public. Sponsored by the college and the Millsaps/Welty Foundation Partnership, the free public event will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex. Ward Read more »