Welty received 38 honorary doctorate degrees and more than 40 major literary awards in her lifetime.

Welty Stories To Air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting May 4 and 11

The Writers series on Mississippi Public Broadcasting will feature two programs on Welty over the statewide television network, thanks to work produced by filmmaker Richard Moore nearly 40 years ago. The hour-long programs will air at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 4, and Sunday, May 11. The May 4 program will include Welty reading “Petrified Read more »

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Roger Mudd To Present ‘My Dear Friend, Eudora’ at May 9 Luncheon in Jackson

“My Dear Friend, Eudora — Lunch with Roger Mudd” will be held Friday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Reception Hall of Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson. Mudd, beloved national television anchor, author, and a member of the Welty Foundation National Advisory Board, will reminisce about his long-time friendship with Welty. Mudd Read more »

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300 Visit Welty House for Scholastic Writing Awards; Author Margaret McMullan Offers Keynote

On a beautiful April 13, Eudora Welty’s birthday, some 300 students and their families and teachers from across the state visited the Eudora Welty House for the presentation of the 2014 Scholastic Writing Awards for the Mississippi Writing Region. The ceremony took place on the front lawn. Visitors enjoyed tours of the Welty House and Read more »

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Claire Holley Concert Highlights Welty Photo Exhibit at Cedars; Holley To Receive MIAL Award June 7

An intimate evening concert on April 24 on the front lawn of The Cedars in Jackson featured singer/songwriter Claire Holley and Friends and an evening of bourbon tasting, local craft beers, and barbecue. “The Photography of Eudora Welty,” an exhibition of over 40 Welty photos, was also available for tours in the historic home. The Read more »