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Program of the 26th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2014

The theme for this year's symposium is "''Homesick for Somewhere': Displacement, loss, and longing in the South" and is inspired by Eudora Welty's story "Kin" from her collection The Bride of Innisfallen.

The names below are the list of authors for this year, including when available, links to author websites where you can learn a little more about this year's line-up. Don't forget that we will be selling books at Welty Book Table during the symposium.


Tim Parrish

 

will read from his memoir Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist and from his novel The Jumper

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Poindexter Hall

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David Armand

Author of Harlow and The Pugilist’s Wife

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John Bensko

Author of Visitations, Sea Dogs, Green Soldiers, The Iron City, and The Waterman's Children

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Richard Boada

Author of The Error of Nostalgia

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Amy Fleury

Amy Fleury

Author of Sympathetic Magic, Beautiful Trouble, and Reliquaries of the Lesser Saints

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Matthew Guinn

Author of The Resurrectionist 

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Derrick Harriell

Author of Ropes and Cotton

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Deborah Johnson

Author of The Secret of Magic and The Air Between Us

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Shayla Lawson

Author of A Speed Education in Human Being

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Mary Miller

Author of Last Days of California, Big World, and Less Shiny

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Carol Ruth Silver

Carol Ruth Silver

author of Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison

Katy Simpson Smith

Author of The Story of Land and Sea


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