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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


author of the memoir Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist and the novel The Jumper

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

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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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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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