Jane Austen Film Series Continues Friday, September 21, with “Persuasion” at Welty House and Garden

The popular Jane Austen film series returns in September to the Eudora Welty House and Garden. The 1995 adaptation of Persuasion, one of Austen’s best-known novels, will be screened on Friday, September 21. The film, directed by Roger Michell, was the theatrical debut for the British actress Amanda Root, who stars as the protagonist, Anne […] Read more »

NEWS FLASH! Dedication of Welty Marker on Mississippi Writers Trail To Feature NEH Chair Jon Peede

The first marker on the new Mississippi Writers Trail will honor Eudora Welty and will be installed on Monday, September 10, at 4 p.m. on the front lawn of the Welty House. The public is invited to attend this historic event. Mary Alice Welty White unveiled the prototype of the marker at the opening ceremony […] Read more »

Katy Simpson Smith Named Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps

Novelist and historian Katy Simpson Smith has been chosen the inaugural Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College. Photo courtesy Elise Smith. Created after the retirement of Suzanne Marrs as Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence at Millsaps, the chair was established and endowed with two gifts of $500,000 each from Joe Sanderson, B.A. 1969, and his […] Read more »

NEWS FLASH! Richard Ford To Deliver Welty Lecture at Folger Shakespeare Library October 9

Richard Ford, widely read and highly praised author with Mississippi roots, will deliver the third annual Eudora Welty Lecture at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre in Washington, D. C., on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. Ford will speak about his creative origins, the Lecture’s theme, in keeping with the lectures that Welty delivered at […] Read more »