Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mississippi Writers

Eudora Welty an award-winning American author who wrote about the American South would have been 100 years old on April 13, 1909. Her short stories are classics; we have a collection of some of her best. Steve Dorner was inspired by one of her stories, “Why I Live at the Post Office” and used her name Eudora, for an Internet email program.

We have celebrated not only Eudora’s birthday this month, but we have a display of Mississippi writers. From Pulitzer Prize winners to revolutionaries who initiated momentous cultural change, no other state in the country can claim as many honored, awarded and revered writers as Mississippi. We have many to choose from Tennessee Williams to John Grisham to William Faulkner and even Brett Fare.

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