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Program of the 31st Annual

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium 

October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2019

The theme for this year's symposium is “'But Here I am, and Here I’ll Stay': Claiming Our Place in the South." It is inspired by Eudora Welty's story “Why I Live at the P.O.”

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 during the symposium.

Times listed are approximate start times of each reading—sessions begin at the following times: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.

author of Devonte Travels the Sorry Route

Friday, October 11, 1:30 p.m.

T. J. Anderson III is the author of three poetry collections Devonte Travels the Sorry Route, Cairo Workbook, and River to Cross as well as the spoken word poetry CD Blood Octave and the literary study, Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry. He lived as Fulbright Scholar at Cairo University and is Professor of English at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. devonte sm