2023 Scholastic Writing Winners Announced; Welty House & Garden To Host Awards Program April 16

The 2023 statewide winners in the Scholastic Writing Awards Program have been announced by Sally Birdsall, Scholastic Administrator for the Mississippi Writing Region, who is shown above welcoming guests to the 2022 Scholastic awards event. The winners will be recognized at an awards program on Sunday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at the Eudora Welty […] Read more »

Teachers’ CEU Workshop Focusing on Stories by Welty and Hawthorne Set for February 24

Registration is open for the 2023 Welty CEU Workshop for teachers. “‘Made by the Imagination for the Imagination’: Stories by Welty and Hawthorne” is the theme of this year’s workshop. It is being offered free of charge with sponsorship by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The workshop will […] Read more »

About Welty Camellias: February Mizell Walk & Sale, April Heirloom Plant Sale, January 2023 Southern Living Story

Camellia expert Paige Mizell of Mizell’s Camellia Hill Nursery in Folsom, Louisiana, will be at the Welty House & Garden on Thursday, February 23, from 12-1 p.m. to lead a walking tour through the Camellia Room of the Welty Garden at 1109 Pinehurst in Jackson. She will discuss details about the camellias growing in the […] Read more »

The Optimist’s Daughter To Be Discussed On Virtual Welty-at-Home Book Club Beginning January 23

The 2023 Welty-at-Home Virtual Book Club will feature Eudora Welty’s novel The Optimist’s Daughter, beginning January 23 and extending for eight weeks. Held on Zoom at 12 noon CST, the one hour-long discussions will be led by Suzanne Marrs, Welty scholar and biographer. To sign up, visit this link. This year is the 50th anniversary […] Read more »