• 1

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.

Amy Fleury


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

Author of Sympathetic Magic, Beautiful Trouble, and Reliquaries of the Lesser Saints

Amy Fleury, will read from her second book of poetry, “Sympathetic Magic,” which takes the reader from the finely etched landscapes of her native Kansas to the lush environs around Lake Charles, Louisiana, where Fleury directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at McNeese State University. Along the way, Fleury turns her precise eye to the natural world as she explores childhood memories, lost loves, spiritual quests, and the life lessons of caring for an aging parent.

Sympathetic Magic cover