About Welty Camellias: February Mizell Walk & Sale, April Heirloom Plant Sale, January 2023 Southern Living Story

Camellia expert Paige Mizell of Mizell’s Camellia Hill Nursery in Folsom, Louisiana, will be at the Welty House & Garden on Thursday, February 23, from 12-1 p.m. to lead a walking tour through the Camellia Room of the Welty Garden at 1109 Pinehurst in Jackson. She will discuss details about the camellias growing in the […] Read more »

The Optimist’s Daughter To Be Discussed On Virtual Welty-at-Home Book Club Beginning January 23

The 2023 Welty-at-Home Virtual Book Club will feature Eudora Welty’s novel The Optimist’s Daughter, beginning January 23 and extending for eight weeks. Held on Zoom at 12 noon CST, the one hour-long discussions will be led by Suzanne Marrs, Welty scholar and biographer. To sign up, visit this link. This year is the 50th anniversary […] Read more »

Watch Video of Bettye Jolly Lecture Featuring Celebrated Author Ron Rash in Welty Garden

The 2022 Bettye Jolly Lecture welcomed Ron Rash, noted writer of novels, short stories, and poetry to the Welty Garden on September 22 after a two-year postponement due to Covid-19. An enthusiastic crowd celebrated his thoughtful remarks, including his admiration of Eudora Welty, noting that she was a huge influence on his writing. “The more […] Read more »

Mary Chapin Carpenter Sends Note To Introduce Author/Chef Brian Noyes at Welty Garden Program

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, a member of the Welty Foundation National Advisory Board, sent a thoughtful letter of introduction about her friend author/chef Brian Noyes to the October 19 reading from his latest book, Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook held in the Welty Garden. Carpenter’s photo by Aaron Farrington is from her website. Welty […] Read more »