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New Exhibit Now Open at Welty Education and Visitors Center

“Moments of Learning in the Life of a Writer,” an exhibit exploring the connection between Eudora Welty’s formal education experiences and their influence on her writing, opened Tuesday, September 9, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Taking its inspiration from Welty’s comment in her memoir, One Writer’s Beginnings, that “learning stamps you with […] Read more »

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2015 Scholastic Writing Awards Entry Deadline December 17; Katy Simpson Smith To Keynote Awards Program

Students in grades 7-12 in Mississippi public and independent schools, as well as home-schooled students, are eligible to enter the 2015 Scholastic Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, through the Mississippi Regional program. Information on categories, rules, and how to submit entries may be found on-line at www.artandwriting.org. Entries must […] Read more »

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Jesmyn Ward Speaks at Millsaps Through Welty Partnership

National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward spent a day at Millsaps College on September 18 in sessions with students as well as the public. The free public event was sponsored by the college and the Millsaps/Welty Foundation Partnership. Ward read from and discussedĀ Salvage the Bones, which received the American Library Association’s Alex Award in addition […] Read more »