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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.


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

Author of The Last Days of California

In her debut novel “The Last Days of California,” Jackson native Mary Miller tells the story of a family from Montgomery AL who embark on a road-trip to California to witness the Rapture, along the way discovering more about each other than about the end times. The New York Times praised the novel for feeling “like a poem, each day on the road like a stanza repeated with slight variations and brand names used as incantations…” adding, “Miller always chooses just the right detail to illuminate life in the 2010s.”

Miller has previously published two collections of micro fiction “The Big World” and “Less Shiny.” 

Last Days of California cover