Tessa Hadley shares her passion for the award-winning American short story writer, novelist and critic Eudora Welty and explains what drew her to Welty’s work. Eudora Welty (1909-2001) spent most of her life in Jackson, Mississippi and her writing is steeped in the cadences and subject matter of the deep South. She greatly admired the work of Virginia Woolf, which is evident from her similarly vivid and elliptical prose style.
Her short novel, The Optimist’s Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Tessa Hadley is an acclaimed short story writer, whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker, novelist and Professor of Creative Writing.
Experience the pleasure of hearing a contemporary writer read from and talk about her literary heroine from the American deep South.
Shuttle bus to/from Lewes train station and Charleston available for main events and workshops
Concessionary rate applies to students, seniors (over 65) and unemployed adults