‘Cold Mountain’ Author Charles Frazier To Introduce ‘Varina’ in Conversation with Holly Lange at Welty EVC April 26

In partnership with Lemuria Books, the Eudora Welty House and Garden will host Charles Frazier, National Book Award-winning author of Cold Mountain, to share his latest book, Varina, on Thursday, April 26, at 5 p.m. Holly Lange, executive director of the Mississippi Book Festival, will engage Frazier in conversation about the book and his work. A book […] Read more »

Salman Rushdie Coming to Mississippi Book Festival as Welty Foundation Guest

The following announcement from the Mississippi Book Festival was released April 13, what would have been Eudora’s 109th birthday, in association with the Eudora Welty Foundation! Provocative and unconventional, Salman Rushdie is not known for doing things by the book – and we are thrilled to announce that he will be joining the festival line-up as […] Read more »

Spring Plant Sale April 14 To Offer Specialties from the Welty Garden; Second Saturday Tours Also Available

For a selection of plants propagated directly from the Welty Garden, don’t miss the annual spring plant sale on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Above, Jenna Holloway Cochran shows off her selections from last year’s sale, and Cereus Weeders Beth Graham, Retta Boyd, and Leigh Eley, faithful garden volunteers, help customers. Held in front […] Read more »

NEWS FLASH! Over 400 Attend Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony; 192 Honored with 327 Awards

Mississippi’s Poet Laureate, Beth Ann Fennelly, an acclaimed author and professor/director of the Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Mississippi, was the keynote speaker at the Scholastic Writing Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 15, on the lawn of the Eudora Welty House and Garden when 192 winners were honored with 327 awards. A […] Read more »