Poetry Friday 4/21
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Miss Welty's Place to Receive Visitors

Switching tracks and talking about adult lit for a minute, I have to tell y'all about a big event in Jackson, Miss. Are you headed that way any time soon?  If so, then you need to know that the Eudora Welty House/ Museum officially opens next weekend, April 29-30. The previews are free on those days, and afterward one can tour for a small fee, by reservation only. For more information, I send you over to the lovely Eudora Welty Foundation. Jackson's Clarion-Ledger newspaper showcases the house and its gardens in some photographs and articles.

If you've never read a book or a short story by the renowned author, then change that, darlin'. My three recommended starting places for her work are 1. the short story "Why I Live at the P.O."; 2. the memoir One Writer's Beginnings; and 3. the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Optimist's Daughter.


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Are you coming down? I will be there!

I wish I could! It will probably be summer before I get to see the place. Have fun!

Have you been to Rowan Oak, Faulkner's house? That's pretty cool, too. Just from the Clarion-Ledger pictures, Eudora Welty's house looks like it has more furniture!

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