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Program of the 27th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 2015

The theme for this year's symposium is "''This Very Leap in the Dark'K New Beginnings in Southern Letters" which is inspired by Eudora Welty's essay "The Shape of Fiction" from her collection of essays The Eye of the Story.

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.


Moira Crone

author of The Ice Garden

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Sefi Atta

author of A Bit of Difference

Melissa Ginsburg

author of Dear Weather Ghost

Ravi Howard

author of Driving the King

Lisa Howorth

author of Flying Shoes

T. R. Hummer

author of Skandalon

T. J. Jarrett

author of Zion

Michael Kardos

author of Before He Finds Her

Kiese Laymon

author of Long Division and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

Randolph Thomas

author of The Deepest Rooms

Steve Yates

author of The Teeth of the Souls

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