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 »

Caroline Brandon Named 2018 Welty Graduate Research Fellow

Caroline Brandon, a Mississippi State University graduate student, has been selected as the 2018 Eudora Welty Fellow, sponsored by the Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). Brandon will use her stipend during July to work in the Welty Collection at MDAH, examining the portrayal of women in relation to societal […] Read more »

Book Festival To Feature Panel Discussing Approaches to Teaching, Learning about Welty

Some of the nation’s most highly regarded Eudora Welty scholars will share their enthusiasm for teaching the works of Welty at the Mississippi Book Festival August 18. Panelists are all among the contributors to a new book of essays from University Press of Mississippi entitled Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-first Century Approaches.  Moderated […] Read more »