Events under 'Special Events'
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Event Name

Date

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Keynote

  • Tim Parrish - Fear and What Follows and The Jumper
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Day 2

  • 9:00 Carol Ruth Silver - Freedom Rider Diary
  • 9:40 John Bensko - Visitations
  • 10:30 Matthew Guinn - The Resurrectionist
  • 11:10 Shayla Lawson - A Speed Education in Human Being
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:30 Deborah Johnson - The Secret of Magic
  • 2:10 Derrick Harriell - Ropes and Cotton
  • 3:00 Katy Simpson Smith - The Story of Land and Sea
  • 3:40 Ephemera Prize - Award Ceremony and Reading

 

Friday, October 24, 2014 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Welty Gala

Robert Edsel

On Friday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m., The W family, including students from the Ina E. Gordy Honors College, alumni, and community members, are invited to join us for an elegant evening on campus. The Welty Gala begins with a cocktail reception with this year's Welty Symposium authors followed by dinner and a presentation by best-selling author and historian Robert Edsel.

The Welty Gala is our annual fundraiser for the Eudora Welty Chair in Humanities. To ensure the success of this event, MUW is seeking supporters who will participate as Benefactors, Patrons, and Friends. The Welty Gala is a tremendous asset for The W and the local community. We are especially grateful and appreciative of your support for this event and the opportunity it provides our Honors College students to further their academic experience beyond the classroom.

For tickets to the Welty Gala, visit the gala website: www.muw.edu/welty/gala

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Day 3

  • 9:00 Amy Fleury - Sympathetic Magic
  • 9:40 Mary Miller - The Last Days of California
  • 10:30 Richard Boada - The Error of Nostalgia
  • 11:10 David Armand - Harlow
Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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