Mississippi Book Festival on August 17 To Feature Panels on Welty and Writers with Welty Connections

Celebrated authors with special ties to Eudora Welty and the Welty Foundation will be among the 180+ writers and 40+ panels at the fifth annual Mississippi Book Festival August 17 at the New Capitol and Galloway United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson. They include five members and one former member of the Foundation’s National Advisory […] Read more »

Jesmyn Ward To Deliver 2019 Welty Lecture October 16 at National Press Club in Washington, D. C.

Mississippi’s own Jesmyn Ward, a two-time National Book Award winner (the first woman and the first person of color to be so honored), will deliver the fourth Eudora Welty Lecture on Wednesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D. C. Ward is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Genius […] Read more »

Lisa Howorth To Read from Summerlings Wednesday, August 7, at Welty Education and Visitors Center

Please join us Wednesday, August 7, for Lisa Howorth’s reading and discussion of her new book, Summerlings, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Lemuria Books joins the Welty House and Garden and Welty Foundation in sponsoring this special event. Book sales, signing, and reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the reading […] Read more »

Welty Graduate Research Fellow Kaitlyn Smith at Work in MDAH Archives

Kaitlyn Smith, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina specializing in Southern Literature, is hard at work in the Welty Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History conducting research for an article for publication as well as for her dissertation. Her research topic is “Eudora Welty as a Southern Theorist of […] Read more »