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Planning for the Eudora Welty Society Centennial Conference in Jackson Mississippi, 2009 is now
Please send your statements of intent now and 500-word proposals for papers by September 1,
2008 to Harriet Pollack, Bucknell University at pollack_at_bucknell.edu. Acceptances will be
announced late in October.
Our academic conference will run in conjunction and collaboration with the Southern Literary
Festival that will offer readings by Natasha Trethewey, Ann Patchett, William Jay Smith, and others.
Welty friends will speak about her life and work. Artistic tributes honoring Welty's 100th birthday
will be held in the evenings, including a performance of The Ponder Heart at New Stage Theatre, a
concert by Kate Campbell and other women songwriters who have adapted Welty's writing, and a
Jackson Symphony tribute based on the music in her work. There will be a walking tour of Welty's
Jackson and visits to the Welty House.
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