Suzanne and Patty

Suzanne Marrs Garners Acclaim for Life’s Work and ‘Meanwhile There Are Letters’

Suzanne Marrs, who retired in 2015 as the Eudora Welty Scholar-in-Residence at Millsaps College, continues to be acknowledged for her contributions to the body of Welty scholarship. In October she received the 2016 Non-fiction Author Award from the Mississippi Library Association (MLA). Marrs is shown here accepting the award at the MLA conference in Vicksburg […] Read more »


Katy Simpson Smith, Margaret McMullan Read at Millsaps Visiting Writers Series

Two writers with Mississippi ties — Katy Simpson Smith and Margaret McMullan — read from their current and recent work at Millsaps on November 15 in a program sponsored by the Millsaps English Department’s Visiting Writers Series and the Eudora Welty Foundation.   Smith, center, and McMullan are seen here with Michael Pickard, assistant professor of […] Read more »


1,250 Attend Inaugural Welty Lecture with Salman Rushdie; Natasha Trethewey Offers Introduction

Introduced by former Poet Laureate of the United States Natasha Trethewey, preeminent author Salman Rushdie delivered the Inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture at the Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital on October 20. A sell-out audience of some 1,250 attended the event, co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare […] Read more »


Jerome McGann Addresses New Methods of Studying Poetry

Jerome McGann, University Professor and John Stewart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia, presented “Reading Poetry,” the first installment in this year’s Visiting Writers Series at Millsaps, co-sponsored  by the college English Department and the Eudora Welty Foundation.  Dr. McGann’s October 3 lecture presented a new way of studying poetry and elaborated on the following […] Read more »