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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.


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

Author of A Speed Education in Human Being

Kentucky poet, Shayla Lawson, will read from her debut collection, “A Speed Education in Human Being.” Lawson is a student in the Creative Writing MFA program at Indiana University and teaches at the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. She also has a degree in architecture. Fellow Affrilachian poet, Frank X Walker praises her poems as “built from organic steel and marble paper…  a house—no, a village—that love built and decorated with keepsakes from all over the alphabet.”

Speed Education cover