Program of the 29th Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2017

The theme for this year's symposium is "'So the incident became a story': Tales and Truths Around the South," which is inspired by Eudora Welty’s story "The Hitch-Hikers" from her collection, A Curtain of Green.

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.

author of American Happiness

Jacqueline Allen Trimble’s debut collection of poetry, American Happiness, is grounded in her experiences growing up in Montgomery, Alabama as the daughter of a civil rights activist, as one of the first students to integrate her elementary school, and later as Associate Professor of English at Alabama State University. She is the winner of the 2016 Balcones Prize and chairs the Department of Languages and Literatures.

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