to the Mississippi Writers Room and Collection.
On Friday, May 31, 1991, the Eudora Welty
Library, part of the Jackson/Hinds Library
System, opened a new chapter in Mississippi
history with the presentation of the first-ever
Mississippi Writers Room.
The Mississippi Writers Room and Collection,
a multi-purpose pavilion located on the
first floor, is a tribute to the state's
wealth of writers, playwrights and poets
who have called this place home.
THE PURPOSE of this project is twofold:
To present information regarding this
distinguished group of writers and
to encourage you to take home for your
reading pleasure books by or about
Mississippi authors that are included
in the circulating collection lining
the shelves outside this pavilion.
You may also choose films, movies,
interviews, documentaries and audio
tapes by or about Mississippians from
a collection of tapes available for
circulation on the second floor of
the Eudora Welty Library-Audio Visual
More extensive biographical data about
Mississippi's wealth of novelists, dramatists,
poets, essayists, critics and historians
can be found in the writer portfolios
located in this room. The portfolios are
a continuing project of the Jackson/Hinds
We encourage you to bring to our attention
any writers who should be included in
the portfolio collection.
SELF-GUIDED TOURS of this facility are
welcomed during regular hours for the
Eudora Welty Library. Further information may be obtained by calling the Welty Ref. department at 601-968-5809.
The Jackson Friends
of the Library are in the process
of updating the Mississippi Writer's
Room. If you are intrested in joining
the Mississippi Writer's Room Guild,
please complete an application form
and mail it to the Jackson Friends
of the Library.