Record-setting Number of Entries Net 327 Scholastic Writing Awards; Ceremony Set for April 15

The 2018 Mississippi Regional Scholastic Writing Awards Program received 1,106 entries from 555 students across the state, a record number, says an enthusiastic Sally Birdsall, Scholastic Program Coordinator. On Sunday, April 15, 327 awards will be presented in ceremonies at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. The program is supported by a generous grant from the […] Read more »


New Stage To Offer Glory! Glory! As Part of Mississippi Plays Series in Welty New Play Series on January 20

New Stage Theatre in Jackson will present a special staged reading of Glory! Glory!, co-conceived by Louis Jordan and Michael Lotus and co-written by Leslie Jordan, Linda Burgess, and William Dunlap, on Saturday, January 20, at 7:30 p.m. Dunlap is a member of the Eudora Welty Foundation National Advisory Board. With original music by Travis […] Read more »


January 18 Program on Conservationist Fannye Cook To Feature New Book, Interpretation, Link to Welty Family

Eudora Welty and Fannye Cook were two of the most significant Mississippians of the twentieth century—one a founder of a state agency and the Museum of Natural Science, the other an internationally acclaimed writer and photographer. What’s less well known is that for years the two women lived in the same house. Cook was a […] Read more »


Vote for Welty House and Garden for USA TODAY’s Best Readers’ Choice Award

December 8, 2017, Early Morning Snowfall at the Eudora Welty House and Garden, photograph by Cooper Morrison   Please vote for the Eudora Welty House and Garden to be named one of the USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award winners. The Welty House is a finalist among the nominees for Best Mississippi Attraction! You […] Read more »