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 »

Welty Foundation Receives Grant from Mississippi Arts Commission For Education Center Construction

The Eudora Welty Foundation has been awarded a $225,000 Building Fund for the Arts (BFA) Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission to assist with the construction of an Education Center. It will be built on property immediately behind the Welty House Visitor Center. The Foundation was one of 16 arts organizations in the state to […] Read more »

Deadline for Entries to 2023 Scholastic Writing Awards Competition Set December 15

Students in Grades 7-12 enrolled in public, independent, or home school settings throughout Mississippi are encouraged to submit their creative writing entries to the Scholastic Writing Awards Program, administered in the state by the Eudora Welty Foundation. The deadline is December 15, and the Mississippi-specific guidelines are shared in the pdf at the end of […] Read more »