Author Mary Miller To Keynote 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony April 14

With a deadline of December 13, the 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards entries are being submitted in large numbers from throughout the state, says Sally Birdsall, administrator. Winners will be announced on February 1, and the awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 14 at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Mississippi’s Scholastic Program affiliate is […] Read more »

2019 Welty Graduate Research Fellowship Deadline of March 1 Announced

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are delighted to announce the 2019 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by graduate students. This competitive fellowship of $2,000 will be […] Read more »

Award-winning Author Leif Enger To Sign, Read at Welty Education and Visitors Center November 15

National best-selling author Leif Enger will sign and read from his latest novel, Virgil Wander, on Thursday, November 15 at 5 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. The reading will be followed by a reception. Enger’s first novel, Peace Like a River, sold over a million copies and received the Independent Publisher […] Read more »

Author Kiese Laymon To Discuss Memoir on October 17 at Tougaloo, Jackson State, and Millsaps

Jackson, Mississippi’s, own Kiese Laymon will read from and discuss his recently released, highly anticipated book, Heavy: An American Memoir, on three Jackson college campuses on Wednesday, October 17. The events are co-hosted by Lemuria Books and the Millsaps Visiting Writers Series, in partnership with the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University and Tougaloo […] Read more »