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Readers Theatre Production of “The Optimist’s Daughter” Held June 14

Nine favorite, well-known Jackson-area actors brought The Optimist’s Daughter to life in a readers theatre presentation adapted from the Eudora Welty novel by James Anderson of Bolton, director of the Chimneyville Readers Theatre. The production was held Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m., staged in Room 214 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College. A reception followed […] Read more »


Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Optimist’s Daughter” Recognized with Programs, Tours throughout May, June

Throughout the months of May and June, the Welty Foundation and the Eudora Welty House and Garden celebrated the publication of The Optimist’s Daughter and its receipt of the Pulitzer Prize with a series of special tours and programs. A flier with details may be downloaded here. On Saturday June 11, Welty scholar and biographer Suzanne Marrs led […] Read more »


Jane Austen Film Series Premiers with “Emma”; “Pride and Prejudice” Scheduled for September

The first in a series of films sponsored  by the Eudora Welty House and Garden in partnership with the Jane Austen Society of Mississippi was an outdoor screening of the movie Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, on May 13.  Two more movies based on her novels will be showcased this fall. Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley will be shown September 9, […] Read more »


Boosung Kim Named Welty Foundation/MDAH Graduate Research Fellow

Boosung Kim, a Ph. D. candidate in English at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2016 Graduate Research Fellow by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives (MDAH). She will conduct her research in July in the Welty Collection at MDAH and present her findings at the conclusion of her study. Ms. Kim will […] Read more »