Welty on Wednesday: Where She Wrote

Eudora Welty quote

Most of Eudora Welty’s writing took place at her desk in her upstairs bedroom on Pinehurst Street in Jackson, MS.

The Belhaven College music department was directly across the street and with her windows raised she enjoyed the sounds coming from the practice rooms.

Eudora Welty

She always sat facing the opposite direction – facing the bookcase

Eudora Welty

 until the need for an electric typewriter caused her to turn around in order to access the electric outlet.  She really did not like the electric typewriter but arthritis made it necessary for her to adjust.  The constant humming bothered her, she felt like it was always telling her to hurry up and get something on paper!

Eudora Welty

Miss Welty’s room, the largest bedroom in the house, is the only room with color on the walls.

It is a pale, powdery blue…


The plantation desk from The Optimist’s Daughter stuffed full of letters

Eudora Welty plantation desk

a rare photo of the opposite side of the room…

Eudora Welty

photo property Eudora Welty, LLC

I hope you enjoyed the snapshots and that they help to keep these special moments from running away…

fortunately I have read Eudora Welty…

Eudora Welty cartoon

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

all images via google images

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  1. These pictures are great! Loved that her great-niece always called her “Mydora!” It was fun seeing her in the Jitney and around the neighborhood, too. So proud that she’s from Belhaven, Mississippi!

  2. mnestorc@aol.com says:

    One of the last times I saw her was at a New Year’s Eve party – sitting by the piano and smiling!

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