Faces of Eudora Welty and Nathaniel Hawthorne on a brown background with text about the 2023 Welty Teacher's CEU

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Optional House Tours to Follow by Reservation

"Made by the Imagination for the Imagination:" Stories by Welty and Hawthorne

Educators: Register now for the 2023 Welty Teachers' CEU Workshop! This year's in-person event at the Eudora Welty House & Garden on Friday, February 24, will be offered free of charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of Eudora Welty Foundation and Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Registration is required, as capacity is limited.

Click here to register: https://tickets.mdah.ms.gov/info.aspx?EventID=12

In an address titled “A Southerner Looks at Hawthorne,” Eudora Welty took note of the spell that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s New England settings cast upon his readers, and she concluded that “no boundary runs between that spell and my eyes, certainly not the Mason-Dixon Line.”  In this year’s CEU workshop, participants will consider whether any boundaries run between the spells cast by Hawthorne’s stories and Welty’s and if there are intersections that illuminate the achievements of each.

The .5 CEU credit workshop will feature an opening session, a lunch break, a closing session, and optional tours of the Welty House by reservation. Lunch will be provided. The sessions will be led by Suzanne Marrs, Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and Millsaps College emerita professor of English, and Michael Pickard, assistant professor of English and creative writing at Millsaps College.

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