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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.

 

Monday, January 28
10 a.m.–12 noon
Pressed Flower Workshop with Marsha Cannon

Master flower designer and presser Marsha Cannon will lead a small workshop on floral design at the Eudora Welty Garden. Space is limited. A $20 registration fee will cover all materials. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

February

Thursday, February 7
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-first Century Approaches

The new book Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-first Century Approaches will be the focus of a program offering tips and techniques for the classroom. Panelists include Suzanne Marrs, Carolyn Brown, Lee Ann Bryan, Ebony Lumumba, Pearl McHaney, Gary Richards, Annette Trezfer, and Alec Valentine. Free, no reservation required. Book sales and reception will follow. for more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Thursday, February 14
5–7 p.m.
Book Signing with Valeria Luiselli

American Book Award winner Valeria Luiselli will discuss her latest novel Lost Children Archive. Book signing begins at 5 p.m., with program and reception to follow. Free, for more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Opening February 26
For the Record: Music, Storytelling, and Eudora Welty

This exhibit highlights the songs, artists, and albums that appeared in and inspired Eudora Welty's writing. Free Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

March

Friday, March 8
4–6:30 p.m.
Bettye Jolly Lecture

Natasha Tretheway, former U.S. and Mississippi poet laureate, will deliver the fifth annual Bettye Jolly Lecture on the grounds at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Reception to follow. Free, for more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsered by the Eudora Welty Foundation.

 

April

Saturday, April 13
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Annual Birthday Celebration and Plant Sale

Join us for birthday cake and lemonade on the side porch to celebrate Welty's 109th birthday. Tours of the house will be free. The plant sale will feature varieties propagated from the Welty garden, including daylilies and irises. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Sunday, April 14
2–4 p.m.
Scholastic Writing Awards

The ceromony honors this year's gold, silver, and honorable mention winners of the National Scholastic Writing

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