Annual Plant Sale Featured Cuttings from Gardenia Planted by Eudora’s Mother

The annual spring plant sale at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center  featured potted cuttings from the large gardenia planted by Chestina Welty, Eudora’s mother, shortly after the family moved into the house is 1925. The sale was held Saturday, April 8 and was sponsored by the Welty Foundation to benefit the garden fund. A […] Read more »


Beth Henley To Offer Bettye Jolly Lecture March 23; Scenes from ‘Crimes of the Heart’ To Be Staged

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley will share her considerable wit and talent as the Bettye Jolly Lecturer on Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Garden of the Eudora Welty House.  She will discuss her Jackson roots, her link to New Stage Theatre, and her career as an actor, playwright, and screenwriter with Suzanne Marrs, Eudora […] Read more »


Poets Stephen Cushman, Jamie Dickson Read at Millsaps March 28

Poet and historian Stephen Cushman, the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English at the University of Virginia, visited Millsaps College on Tuesday, March 28  to read from The Red List: A Poem, which takes its title from the endangered species list. He was joined by poet Jamie Dickson, English and Creative Writing teacher at Germantown High School, who read from […] Read more »


Weather Prevents Claudia Rankine’s Appearance at Millsaps February 10; Panel of Scholars, Writers To Carry on Program

Because of an unusually heavy snowstorm in New York, Claudia Rankine will not be able to make it to Jackson for her book signing and reading  for Friday Forum at Millsaps on Friday, February 10. In her place, an exciting group of scholars and writers will take the stage, including Ebony Lumumba, Chair and Assistant Professor of English […] Read more »