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Welty Student Writers Workshop Applications Due March 31

Applications are due Tuesday, March 31 for a summer writing workshop for high school students at the Eudora Welty House in Jackson. The workshop will be held June 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and directed by Jamie Dickson, creative writing teacher at Germantown High School. Dickson holds an MFA degree Read more »

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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 »

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NEWS FLASH: ‘Sister Act’ on Walker and Welty with Carolyn Brown Rescheduled for March 18

“Sister Act,” the program on Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty featuring Dr. Carolyn Brown, cancelled last week due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Welty Education and Visitors Center. The achievements of these two remarkable authors, who were contemporary Jacksonians, will be discussed by Brown, along Read more »

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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 »