Katy Simpson Smith Named Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps

Novelist and historian Katy Simpson Smith has been chosen the inaugural Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College. Photo courtesy Elise Smith. Created after the retirement of Suzanne Marrs as Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence at Millsaps, the chair was established and endowed with two gifts of $500,000 each from Joe Sanderson, B.A. 1969, and his […] Read more »

NEWS FLASH! Richard Ford To Deliver Welty Lecture at Folger Shakespeare Library October 8

Richard Ford, widely read and highly praised author with Mississippi roots, will deliver the third annual Eudora Welty Lecture at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre in Washington, D. C., on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. Ford will speak about his creative origins, the Lecture’s theme, in keeping with the lectures that Welty delivered at […] Read more »

NEWS FLASH! Book Festival To Feature Salman Rushdie Lecture, Teaching Welty Panel, More

The annual Mississippi Book Festival, coming Saturday, August 18, to the Mississippi State Capitol and its surrounds, will have many events highlighting Eudora Welty. It will also feature several members of the Eudora Welty National Advisory Board on programs and panels. Festival-goers are invited to stop by the Welty Foundation and Welty House and Garden […] Read more »

Joyce Carol Oates To Offer Public Readings and Keynote McMullan Young Writers Workshop

Widely-acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates will present a reading and share some remarks on the topic of “inspiration” on Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall at Millsaps College in Jackson. The Millsaps event will launch the 2018 McMullan Young Writers Workshop (MYWW). A book signing coordinated by Lemuria […] Read more »