News & Notes

2022 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History are delighted to announce the 2022 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by graduate students. This competitive fellowship of $5,000 will be offered… more »

The Ruth Vande Kieft Prize: Deadline Dec. 15, 2021

Posted On March 24, 2020
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The Ruth Vande Kieft Prize, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, is awarded annually for the best essay on Eudora Welty by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Eudora Welty Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not… more »


Posted On December 18, 2018

About the Eudora Welty Review

The Eudora Welty Review (previously the Eudora Welty Newsletter) is an annual journal that features scholarly essays, book reviews, news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. The editors of EWR are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of… more »

Eudora Welty Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The PEN/Faulkner and Eudora Welty Foundations present the Eudora Welty Lecture by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie will speak onWednesday, November 08, 2017, at the Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most celebrated African writers of her generation. She earned international attention for her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), a Nigerian… more »

All Hope Abandon Here: A Personal Encounter with “Where Is the Voice Coming From?”

Posted On September 26, 2016
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By Robert M. Brennan, Georgia State University Alumnus Eudora Welty’s tightly knit short story “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” is a complexity of irony, metaphor, anger and place. The story is ironic because of the assassination committed by a nameless murderer in Thermopylae, Mississippi, a town named for the Battle of Thermopylae in which… more »