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2017 Scholastic Writing Award Winners Announced; Ceremony Set for April 9 with Author Kiese Laymon To Keynote

The Eudora Welty Foundation is pleased to announce the talented winners of the Mississippi regional 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards. There are five American Voices Medal nominees, nine Senior Portfolio winners, 21 Gold Key winners, 85 Silver Key winners, and 118 Honorable Mention winners, with several students receiving multiple awards, according to Sally Birdsall, Scholastic program coordinator for the Welty Read more »

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Weather Prevents Claudia Rankine’s Appearance at Millsaps February 10; Panel of Scholars, Writers To Carry on Program

Because of an unusually heavy snowstorm in New York, Claudia Rankine will not be able to make it to Jackson for her book signing and reading  for Friday Forum at Millsaps on Friday, February 10. In her place, an exciting group of scholars and writers will take the stage, including Ebony Lumumba, Chair and Assistant Professor of English Read more »

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MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine To Offer Public Lecture at Millsaps Mini-Conference on February 10

Claudia Rankine, 2016 MacArthur Fellow and Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University, will present a public lecture at Millsaps College on Friday, February 10, at 1 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex. Her lecture is part of the Friday Forum series and is the culmination of a two-day conference Read more »

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Paulette Jiles To Read from “News of the World” February 16 at Welty Education & Visitors Center

Author Paulette Jiles will read from her new novel, News of the World, a 2016 National Book Award Finalist, on February 16 at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center in collaboration with Lemuria Books. Book signing will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the reading and a reception, all free and open to the public. Read more »