Richard Ford To Deliver Eudora Welty Lecture at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C., October 9

Richard Ford, widely read and highly praised author with Mississippi roots, will deliver the third annual Eudora Welty Lecture at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre in Washington, D. C., on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. Ford will speak about his creative origins, the Lecture’s theme, in keeping with the lectures that Welty delivered at […] Read more »

Jane Austen Film Series To Feature “Belle” on October 5 at Welty House and Garden

The popular Jane Austen film series has returned to the Eudora Welty House and Garden. The 2013 British movie “Belle” will be the second installment on Friday, October 5. The grounds will open at 5 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:45 and the film at 7:15. The Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden […] Read more »

Dedication of Welty Marker on Mississippi Writers Trail To Feature NEH Chair Jon Peede

The first marker on the new Mississippi Writers Trail will honor Eudora Welty and will be installed on Monday, September 10, at 4 p.m. on the front lawn of the Welty House. The public is invited to attend this historic event. Mary Alice Welty White unveiled the prototype of the marker at the opening ceremony […] Read more »

Katy Simpson Smith Named Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps

Novelist and historian Katy Simpson Smith has been chosen the inaugural Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.¬†Photo courtesy Elise Smith. Created after the retirement of Suzanne Marrs as Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence at Millsaps, the chair was established and endowed with two gifts of $500,000 each from Joe Sanderson, B.A. 1969, and his […] Read more »