In conjunction with the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College will host a seminar series entitled “The Power of Place: The Natchez Impact on Five Extraordinary Authors” to highlight five Mississippi authors whose works reflect a deep Natchez influence. Each seminar will feature a different author and will include discussions on the author’s life and works by scholars, family members, and friends. The series also includes a list of suggested readings by each author that are set in the Natchez area and will be discussed during the seminar.
Eudora Welty will be the focus of the January 3rd seminar. A frequent visitor to Natchez throughout her life, Welty used both the city of Natchez as well as the Natchez Trace as the setting for many of her stories, including “Old Mr. Marblehall” set in Natchez and “First Love” set along the Natchez Trace. Suggested reading for the seminar will be Welty’s short stories “Old Mr. Marblehall” and “A Worn Path.”
Sponsored by Copiah-Lincoln Junior College Foundation & The Mississippi Humanities Council. The Mississippi Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Future Seminar: February 7, 2015, William Johnson.