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Welty House Events Calendar

 

January

Through February 8, 2019
At Home and Away; A Rotating Selection of Correspondence
Eudora Welty House and Garden Education and Visitors Center

View correspondence between Welty and her friends and colleagues that demonstrates the breadth of her contacts and the depths of her connection to the city of Jackson. Free. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

August

Saturday, August 18
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Mississippi Book Festival

The Eudora Welty House and Garden and the Eudora Welty Foundation will have an informational booth on the lawn of the Mississippi State Capitol during this year's Mississippi Book Festival. Find us in the "organization exhibitors" area on the southwest section of the Capitol lawn. For more information about the Mississippi Book Festival, visit their website.

 

September

Monday, September 10
4–5:30 p.m.
Mississippi Writers Trail Marker Unveiling

Join us for the unveiling of the first marker of the Mississippi Writers Trail. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and a light reception will follow. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Writers Trail, and Visit Mississippi.

 

Friday, September 21
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Persuasion

We will kick off our third Jane Austen Film Series with Persuasion, a 1995 film starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. The Welty House lawn will open at 5:30, the program will begin at 6:45, and the movie will start at 7:15. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

 

October

Friday, October 5
5:30–9 p.m.
Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Belle

Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of the movie Belle. Released in 2013, the movie stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Wilkinson and involves characters from Jane Austen's third novel, Mansfield Park. The grounds will open at 5:30 p.m., the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

 

Friday, October 19
5–8:30 p.m.
Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Austenland

Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of Austenland. Directed by Jerusha Hess and based on a 2007 novel by Stephenie Meyer, the 2013 Jane Austen-parody stars J.J. Field, Jane Seymour, and Bret McKenzie. The grounds will open at 5 p.m., the program will begin at 6 p.m., and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

 

December

Friday, December 7
4:30–8:30 p.m.
Christmas by Candlelight Tour

Popular annual event features seasonal decorations, live holiday music, and refreshments at the Governor's Mansion, the Eudora Welty House and Garden, Manship House Museum, Mississippi State Capitol, the Two Mississippi Museums, and the Old Capitol Museum. The beloved model trains of Possum Ridge will run at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free transportation will take visitors from site to site, with parking available at the Old Capitol and the Mississippi State Capitol. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

For more information about any of these events, call 601-353-7762 or email tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.