Welty Lecture Video with Ann Patchett Offered On-Demand Starting October 14; Tickets on Sale Now

The 2021 Eudora Welty Lecture featuring celebrated author Ann Patchett will be offered as a special video presentation produced by the Eudora Welty Foundation and developed in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C. Tickets are $15.00 and are available now through the Folger box office at Bit.ly/FSLWeltyTickets. The initial screening will […] Read more »

Natasha Trethewey Books Featured on Welty At Home Book Club July 26-August 30

Works of Natasha Trethewey—former Mississippi and US Poet Laureate and memoirist—will be the subject of the next chapter of the Welty at Home book club offered through the Eudora Welty House and Garden on Zoom. Trethewey’s poetry collection Monument and Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir will be the subject of noon discussions on Mondays from July 26-August […] Read more »

Felder Rushing To Hold Heirloom Plant Swap and Lecture on His New Book in Welty Garden on May 2

On Sunday, May 2 at 1p.m. gardening guru Felder Rushing will host an heirloom plant sale and lecture about his new book, Maverick Gardeners, which includes references to Eudora. Guests may bring up to two plants to swap. Space is limited, and registration is required for this outdoor, socially-distanced event. To register, purchase a copy […] Read more »

Scholastic Writing Awards Winners Take Home High Honors, Make National Spotlight, Featured in Video

This has been an exciting year for Mississippi students who participated in the Scholastic Writing Awards Program. As schools, students, and teachers accommodated safety measures and other changes necessitated by Covid-19, creativity was abundant. There were 808 creative writing entries from 225 students throughout the state, and 314 Scholastic Writing Awards were presented, according to […] Read more »