Southern Creatives Guest Post – What Happens at Eudora’s Stays at Eudora’s – @rockstar1023 #STHRN

I’m thrilled to have a guest post by T from “Traveling With T” for this edition of Southern Creatives!

What Happens at Eudora’s…

Last summer, I had the great fortune of meeting some great ladies at Booktopia Oxford. We formed a fast friendship and have since kept in touch through email and social media. One of the ladies lives in Jackson, MS- and graciously offered to coordinate an Unofficial Booktopia weekend for us in January.

Well, we came to Jackson- a couple of Texas women, 1 Washington woman, and the rest of us Mississippi girls.


The ladies at Eudora's

The ladies at Eudora’s


The weekend was fun and filled with literary things- Lemuria Bookstore was kind and let us have a room to hang out and talk in (we rewarded their kindness by buying books!), The Help self-guided tour, and a stop at Eudora Welty’s house. The original plan had been to take a tour of Eudora’s; but her house is only open on certain days. So, we decided to ride by and take pictures from the outside. Except- one of the ladies got a view of the flowers and the peacefulness of Eudora’s place and decided she could not be this close without getting  a better peek.

She (who will remain nameless to protect the guilty) darted to the backyard- and when no alarms or anything happened- the rest of us walked around.

The backyard was splendid. There is a bench that is beautiful- and a person could almost see Eudora sitting there and welcoming people to her place. The camellias were in full bloom, the air was cool- but pleasant.

Shangri-la for Welty fans

Shangri-la for Welty fans

For fans of Eudora Welty- this probably could be described as their Shangri-la.

After about 15-20 minutes, we left- and our Texas women and Washington woman was happy to have taken part in some literary hijinks. One day, we plan to make it back to Eudora’s and actually do a tour of the house- it would make these Eudora-loving folks very happy to visit Mississippi again- and actually see the inside of her house.

 … Stays at Eudora’s

me tiara


When T. is not participating in literary hijinks, she’s reading. A lot. When not reading- a crown and boa may be found on her- it’s just her thing. If not reading or wearing a crown- she’s usually found blogging or being crafty. Or organizing her books (because stacks of books take time to organize).

You can find T and read more about her literary adventures on her Facebook page and on her blog – Traveling With T.


If you are interested in being a part of Southern Creatives, drop me a line melindamcguirewrites @ yahoo . com


About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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7 Responses to Southern Creatives Guest Post – What Happens at Eudora’s Stays at Eudora’s – @rockstar1023 #STHRN

  1. Reblogged this on Traveling With T and commented:
    What happens at Eudora’s Stays at Eudora’s….. until you blog about it! Thank you Melinda for having me as #STHRN guest post!

  2. Les Kerr says:

    Really enjoyed this! As a former Jacksonian & fan of Miss Welty’s, I look forward to a tour, myself. Her book Delta Wedding is a favorite of mine.

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