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Welty House Events Calendar

 

January

January 22-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.

 

February

Friday, February 23
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Teacher Workshop: "To Laugh at Ourselves Once More": Humor in Welty's Fiction

Welty biographer Suzanne Marrs and Millsaps English professor Michael Pickard will lead a discussion focusing on Welty's incorporation of humor into her writing. The cost of the seminar is $35 and includes a .5 CEU credit. Deadline to register is February 16. Fore more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation and Bookfriends of the University Press of Mississippi.

 

March

Thursday, March 8
4-6 p.m.
4th Annual Bettye Jolly Lecture

Join us for an afternoon in the garden with Alice McDemott, whose book Charming Billy won the National Book Award for Fiction. Free of charge, no reservations required. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation.

 

April

Thursday, April 13
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Birthday Celebration

Enjoy free tours in honor of Welty’s birthday at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. and cake and lemonade on the side porch throughout the day. For more information or to reserve a tour call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Saturday, April 14
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Plant Sale

This year’s sale highlights cuttings from the gardenia planted by Chestina Welty in 1925 along with other perennials and annuals associated with the garden. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Sunday, April 15
2–4 p.m.
Scholastic Writing Awards

Winners of the Scholastic Writing Awards for the Mississippi Region will be honored, and Mississippi poet laureate Beth Ann Fennelly will speak. Tours of the house are available from 1 to 1:45 p.m. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation, the C Spire Foundation, and the Eudora Welty House and Garden.

 

Thursday, April 26
5-7 p.m.
Book signing with Charles Frazier

Join us for an evening with Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier, who will share his fourth and newest work, Varina. Frazier's book explores the chaos and devastation of the Civil War through the eyes of Natchez native Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis, the second wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Visit the event page here.

 

June

Thursday, June 7, 14, 21, and 28
3–4 p.m.
Storytime on the Side Porch

Bring your pre-K-to-fourth-graders to hear a story and make a craft. Free, no reservations necessary. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

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