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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.

The full schedule can be found on our poster or the events listings on Facebook, Goodreads, and LibraryThing.


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

 

Saturday, October 25, 11:15 a.m.

Author of Harlow and The Pugilist’s Wife

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John Bensko

 

Friday, October 24, 9:40 a.m.

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

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Richard Boada

 

Saturday, October 25, 10:20 a.m.

Author of The Error of Nostalgia

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Amy Fleury

Amy Fleury

 

Saturday, October 25, 9:40 a.m.

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

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Matthew Guinn

 

Friday, October 24, 10:20 a.m.

Author of The Resurrectionist 

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Derrick Harriell

Friday, October 24, 2:10 p.m.

Author of Ropes and Cotton

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Deborah Johnson

 

Friday, October 24, 1:30 p.m.

Author of The Secret of Magic and The Air Between Us

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Shayla Lawson

 

Friday, October 24, 11:00 a.m.

Author of A Speed Education in Human Being

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Mary Miller

 

Saturday, October 25, 9:40 a.m.

Author of The Last Days of California

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Carol Ruth Silver

Carol Ruth Silver

 

Friday, October 24, 9:00 a.m.

author of Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison

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Katy Simpson Smith

 

Friday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.

Author of The Story of Land and Sea


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