Mississippi Writers Trail

Mississippi’s rich literary history makes the state an ideal destination for bookworms and aspiring writers. The Mississippi Writers Trail offers the opportunity to dive into our state’s past and learn how some of Mississippi’s most famous writers have influenced – and continue to influence – readers and writers of all ages, from all walks of life. Our state has always been known for its art scene and culture, but the literary contributions of our many homegrown writers and authors truly shine the spotlight on our creative culture. Our mission and vision are “to be a catalyst for the arts and creativity in Mississippi” and “to support and celebrate Mississippi’s creative spirit,” respectively.

The Mississippi Writers Trail honors writers and authors with book-shaped, cast-aluminum markers, which are placed in locations the individuals found meaningful and influential throughout their lives. These locations may include their gravesite, birthplace, museum, or home, among other places.

For more information about the Mississippi Writers Trail, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

Eudora Welty
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Welty, born in 1909, was a writer of international acclaim. Her home is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most intact literaryhomes in the country. The garden is beautifully reconstructed to the1925-1945 period. House tours are guided only; […]

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

Oxford, MS

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Rowan Oak, also known as William Faulkner House, is William Faulkner’s former home in Oxford, Mississippi. It is a primitive Greek Revival house built in the 1840s by Robert Sheegog. Faulkner purchased the house when it was in disrepair in […]