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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, 11:15 a.m.

Author of Harlow and The Pugilist’s Wife

David Armand's second novel, “Harlow,” is the story of eighteen-year-old Leslie Somers searching the Louisiana backwoods for the father he has never met. With echoes of Oedipal conflict, Leslie’s chance encounter with his father leads to dark revelations and conflict in a gripping gothic tale.  

Armand’s first novel, “The Pugilist’s Wife,” also set in rural Sun, Louisiana, was the winner of the George Garret Fiction Prize. Armand teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press.


Harlow cover