2021 Scholastic Writing Program Honors Students Throughout Mississippi with 200 Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 Mississippi Scholastic Writing Award winners, who persevered through the challenges presented by the Coronavirus to schools, teachers, and students and achieved well-deserved recognition. According to Sally Birdsall, administrator of the Scholastic Writing Program for Mississippi, 278 students submitted 577 works and 31 portfolios of creative writing that were evaluated by 45 judges […] Read more »

2021 Summer Welty Research Fellowship Application Deadline Set for March 26

Graduate students interested in conducting primary source research on Eudora Welty are invited to apply for the 2021 Welty Research Fellowship sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). This annual fellowship opportunity now offers a $5,000 stipend for research to be conducted in the Eudora Welty Collection […] Read more »

Ron Rash’s “In the Valley” Featured in Welty Virtual Book Discussion January 11-February 22

The Welty at Home Book Club, coordinated by the Eudora Welty House and Garden staff, is now featuring In the Valley by Ron Rash, a collection of short stories and a novella based on his New York Times bestselling novel, Serena. Discussions are held on Mondays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CST through February 22. Rash […] Read more »

“Cooking Thanksgiving” with Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty Postponed Due to COVID-19 Precautions; To Be Rescheduled

                      The Margaret Walker Center is sorry to announce that the Cooking Thanksgiving with Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty that was scheduled for tonight will have to be postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. Participants have come in close contact with the virus in the last […] Read more »