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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, 10:20 a.m.

Author of The Error of Nostalgia

Jackson poet and Millsaps professor, Richard Boada, will read from his new collection “The Error of Nostalgia,” in which he takes readers on a journey throughout the South, as well as to Ecuador and other South and Central American locales, in these evocative poems that probe memory and family history.

The Error of Nostalgia cover