Eudora Welty’s memoir, One Writer’s Beginnings, with a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, will be the subject of a dynamic panel discussion on Monday, November 9 at 7 – 8 p.m. CST sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D. C. Panelists will discuss what Welty means to them personally and professionally and why her writing is timeless.

Participants will include Mary Alice Welty White, Eudora’s niece and the first director of the Eudora Welty House, and Welty Foundation National Advisory Board members Ralph Eubanks, Susan Richards Shreve, Ebony Lumumba, and Margaret McMullan, outstanding authors all. To register for this virtual panel discussion, click here.

Eubanks is visiting Professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi and former Director of Publishing at the Library of Congress. Shreve is Professor of English at George Mason University and founding President and former Chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. Lumumba is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Speech at Jackson State University. McMullan, recipient of NEA and Fulbright Fellowships, has taught at University of Evansville, Stony Brook Southampton, Converse College, and Eastern Kentucky University.


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