Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an award-winning American author and photographer who wrote about the American South. Events 1111 - Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1204 - The Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 1632 - Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe France. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created A photographer is a person who takes a Photograph using a Camera. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive
Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a significant portion of her life in the city's Belhaven neighborhood, where her home has been preserved. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women (now called Mississippi University for Women), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Columbia Business School. Mississippi University for Women, also known as MUW or simply the "W" is a four-year Coeducational Public university located in History Alonzo Barton Hepburn, then president of Chase Manhattan Bank, founded the School in 1916 with 11 full-time faculty members While at Columbia University, where she was the captain of the women's polo team, Welty was a regular at Romany Marie's café in 1930. Marie Marchand ( May 17 1885 — February 20 1961) known as Romany Marie, was a Greenwich Village doyenne and restaurateur 
During the 1930s, Welty worked as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration, a job that sent her all over the state of Mississippi photographing people from all economic and social classes. The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest New Deal agency employing millions of people Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States Social class refers to the hierarchical distinctions (or stratification) between individuals or groups in Societies or Cultures. Collections of her photographs are One Time, One Place and Photographs.
Welty's true love was literature, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction. Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. Her first short story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," appeared in 1936. The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such The year 1936 in literature involved some significant events and new books Her work attracted the attention of Katherine Anne Porter, who became a mentor to her and wrote the foreword to Welty's first collection of short stories, A Curtain of Green, in 1941. Katherine Anne Porter ( 15 May 1890 – 18 September 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize -winning American Journalist, A Curtain of Green was the first collection of short stories written by Eudora Welty. The year 1941 in literature involved some significant events and new books The book immediately established Welty as one of American literature's leading lights and featured the legendary and oft-anthologized stories "Why I Live at the P. O. ," "Petrified Man," and "A Worn Path. " Her novel, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning 1972 short novel by Eudora Welty. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author preferably dealing with American life The year 1973 in literature involved some significant events and new books
In 1992, Welty was awarded the Rea Award for the Short Story for her lifetime contributions to the American short story, and was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, founded in 1987. The Rea Award for the Short Story is an annual award given to a living American or Canadian author chosen for unusually significant contributions to Short story The Fellowship of Southern Writers is a literary organization founded in 1987 in Chattanooga Tennessee by 21 Southern authors writers and other literary Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) In her later life, she lived near Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi, where, despite her fame, she was still a common sight among the people of her hometown. Belhaven College is a College in Jackson Mississippi that was founded by the Presbyterian Church in the United States but that is independently run
Eudora Welty died of pneumonia in Jackson, Mississippi, at the age of 92, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal Greenwood Cemetery is a Cemetery located in downtown Jackson Mississippi.
The name given to the internet email program Eudora, developed by Steve Dorner in 1990 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was inspired by Ms. Eudora is an E-mail client used on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows Operating systems It also supports several palmtop computing Steve Dorner developed the Eudora E-mail client in 1988 as a part of his work as a staff member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This article is about the flagship campus For other uses and locations of University of Illinois, see University of Illinois (disambiguation The University of Welty's story "Why I Live at the P. O. "