Eudora Welty Lecture: Richard Ford (2018)
The O.B. Hardison Poetry Series presented the Eudora Welty Lecture: Richard Ford on October 9, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre. Sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation, this annual lecture celebrated creative origins in the spirit of Welty’s treasured One Writer’s Beginnings. This third annual lecture featured Richard Ford. This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Richard Ford was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize with Let Me Be Frank with You and winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. His other works include the New York Times bestselling Canada, the other Bascombe novels, and the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins.