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 Always Happy Hour

Mary Miller  will read from her most recent story collection, Always Happy Hour, which according to Publisher’s Weekly "feels so true because it never glosses over the desperate or unflattering portrayals of its narrators, but neither does it exploit their faults.” Miller teaches in The W’s low-residency MFA program. Her previous books include the novel Last Days of California and the story collection Big World.

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