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The Walker Percy Project

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– Percy Listserv

Join the Percy-L Discussion Listserv and its over 100+ active members for discussion of Walker Percy and a range of topics related to his writings, thought, and life. View the Percy-L Archives for past discussion.

– Stories Forum

Read and submit Personal Stories - This public forum gives all readers — new and existing — the opportunity to share and permanently record their personal experiences with reading Percy for others to enjoy.

– Slow Reading Group of a Percy novel

Participate in a Slow Reading Group - as with a group reading of Love in the Ruins, the Percy-L community pursued a chapter-a-week reading of The Second Coming to celebrate the Percy centennial during the summer of 2016.

About The Walker Percy Project

The Project is a comprehensive educational resource on Walker Percy offering free online content and discussion about his work, life, and thought for students, general readers, and scholars of his work.

— A few words of welcome from Henry P. Mills, Director & Editor


Percy News & Activities

General Public Scholars Ongoing Activities
  • DocumentaryWalker Percy Documentary - full-length biographical film with narration and interviews, aired on PBS (2011)
  • Writing CenterWalker Percy Center for Writing + Publishing - founded in 2010, the Center has offered public and student workshops, a reading series, periodic conferences and publications, and other resources and links related to Percy (Loyola University - New Orleans)

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The Walker Percy Educational Project is a volunteer effort and is not affiliated with the Manuscripts Department of the UNC-Chapel Hill Library, Archive of the "Walker Percy Papers". The mission of the Project is to promote public freely-available access to educational, cultural, and scholarly resources related to Walker Percy.

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Austin American-Statesman, Texas Monthly,
and The Southern Register.

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