Noted Author Alice McDermott Delivers 2018 Bettye Jolly Lecture; Listen To Lecture Here

Some 140 guests enjoyed hearing novelist Alice McDermott’s presentation as the 2018 Bettye Jolly Lecturer on a cool but sunny March 8 in the Eudora Welty Garden. Guests were welcomed by Holmes Adams, Eudora Welty Foundation board chair, and McDermott was introduced by Welty scholar Suzanne Marrs, who taught McDermott as an undergraduate at the State University of New […] Read more »

Jennifer Chang and Angela Ball Hold Poetry Reading at Millsaps

Acclaimed poets Jennifer Chang  and Angela Ball read from their new books, Some Say the Lark and Talking Pillow, on March 1 at Millsaps College. This was the second installment of the spring 2018 Millsaps English Department Visiting Writers Series.  The event is co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation. Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the […] Read more »

Author Richard Tillinghast Reads at Millsaps February 14

The first Visiting Writers Series speaker of this semester for the Millsaps College English Department was distinguished poet Richard Tillinghast. He read from his most recent work of prose, Journeys Into the Mind of the World: A Book of Places (University of Tennessee Press), on February 14 in Room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic […] Read more »

2018 Welty Graduate Research Fellowship Opportunity Announced; Deadline February 23

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are pleased to announce the 2018 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. The application deadline is February 23, 2018. This competitive […] Read more »