Eudora Welty on Writing

“Learning to write may be a part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”

~Eudora Welty (1909-2001)

  American Writer

Did you read any good books over the summer?  Were you inspired by any authors in particular?  Whether you want to write short stories, poetry, a novel, or that psychology paper due next week, one of the best ways to start finding your writing voice is to read as many books as you can, written by those authors you admire.
Eudora Welty is widely considered one of the most important authors of the 20th century.  Some of her well-known pieces of fiction include “Death of a Traveling Salesman” and The Optimist’s Daughter, which was awarded the 1973 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. More information about Eudora Welty and her works can be found at Gale Biography in Context.  If you’d like to check out some of her books or see what other advice she gives on writing, visit our library catalog and enter ‘eudora welty’ within “All Fields” to see a complete list of Cardinal Cushing Library’s holdings.


Welty, Eudora.  On Writing.  NY: The Modern Library, 2002. p. 60.
“Eudora Welty.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 20 Aug. 2012.

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