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Continuing Education for Teachers

Not Your Grandma’s Welty: 4 Stories

A Seminar Presented by the Eudora Welty House and Millsaps College
Friday, February 28, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $35. Checks for the seminar should be made payable to Millsaps College.
.5 CEU credit for participants is included in the cost of the seminar.
Lunch (from 11:15-12:15) is on your own and not included in the registration fee. 

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Eudora Welty is well-known for her frequently anthologized short stories, especially hilariously funny ones such as “Why I Live at the P.O.” and “Petrified Man.” This workshop will take four Welty stories that are less familiar to readers, and give participants an opportunity to encounter a more diverse sampling of Welty’s themes, tones, and styles. Discussion of “The Hitchhikers,” “The Whole World Knows,” “No Place for You, My Love,” and “The Purple Hat” will be led by Millsaps College professors Dr. Suzanne Marrs and Dr. Peggy Prenshaw. A tour of the Welty House and Garden will be offered following the seminar.


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 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.
Peggy Whitman Prenshaw is the Millsaps College Humanities Scholar-in-Residence and Fred C. Frey Professor Emerita at Louisiana State University. She has written and edited books on southern women writers and in 2011 won the Jules and Frances Landry award for Composing Selves: Southern Women and Autobiography, published by LSU Press. She is the general editor of the University Press of Mississippi's Conversations series and the editor of the volumes on Eudora Welty and Elizabeth Spencer in the series.

Contact: Wanda Manor, Office of Continuing Education, Millsaps College
E-mail: manorwl@millsaps.edu or Phone: 601-974-1133

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July 7 - 11, 2014

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