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Continuing Education for Teachers


2015 Welty CEU Workshop: Joyce and Welty
 “The Dead” and “The Wanderers”

James Joyce  Eudora Welty

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Eudora Welty House Education and Visitors Center
1109 Pinehurst Street,
Jackson, MS 39202

.5 CEU credit for participants is included in the cost of the seminar and is issued by Millsaps College.

Cost: $35. Lunch (from 11:30-12:30) is on your own and not included in the registration fee. Checks for the seminar should be made payable to the Eudora Welty Foundation.

“The Wanderers” provides the magnificent conclusion to The Golden Apples, the story cycle many regard as Eudora Welty’s masterpiece. This year’s continuing education workshop will focus on this story in comparison to James Joyce’s “The Dead,” one of his best-known and most acclaimed works. Participants should read both stories to prepare for the discussion-based workshop, led by Millsaps faculty members Dr. Suzanne Marrs and Dr. Austin Wilson.

Suzanne Marrs is the editor of the recently published What There is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell and is the author of two highly regarded books, One Writer’s Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty, and Eudora Welty, A Biography. She has received the Phoenix Award for Distinguished Welty Scholarship from the Eudora Welty Society and the Distinguished Professor Award from Millsaps College, where she is Professor of English and Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence.

Austin Wilson received his Ph. D. from the University of South Carolina, where he studied creative writing under James Dickey and George Garrett. His poetry and fiction have appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies. In 2009 he retired after a thirty-three year career of teaching English at Millsaps College. Since his retirement from teaching, he received a Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission and residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Hambidge Center.

Free tours of the Welty House will be held at 3:30 pm for those who have not seen the house or who wish to visit again.

Contact: Lee Anne Bryan, Eudora Welty House and Garden
E-mail: lbryan@eudoraweltyhouse.com or phone: 601-354-5210



Advanced Placement Institute
July 13 - 17, 2015

Click here for complete information about the Institute.

Millsaps College offers the Advanced Placement© Institute for teachers who are currently teaching or preparing to teach Advanced Placement© or Pre-AP© courses in their schools. The Institute introduces the curriculum content and teaching methods needed by teachers of these courses. The Institutes will be beneficial for teachers seeking guidance in beginning an AP© program or strengthening an existing one.