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The Walker Percy Project

Memorials to Walker Percy

A Collection of Formal Responses to Percy's Life by Fellow Writers and Scholars

Selected Memorials

Image of Walker Percy Memorial Announcement in The Southern Review

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Walker Percy Serenity Circle & Statue

Photograph of Walker Percy Serenity Circle
Walker Percy Serenity Garden

The St. Tammany Parish Library in Madisonville, La., has built a lasting memorial to Walker Percy in the form of a life-sized Walker Percy statue in the permanent outdoor garden, the "Walker Percy Serenity Circle." Read an article about the statue's unveiling to see a photograph of the statue. The library also houses a Walker Percy reading room. Visitors to the Serenity Circle are welcomed.

from Eudora Welty's Memorial Address

"He had elected not to practice medicine, but Walker the novelist was a brilliant, perhaps a born, diagnostician. He knew, for he was always a student of life, the prognosis of a serious spiritual malady; he could read the signs and portents of despair. He could detect how easily a spirtual disorder can overtake a fellow human being, a familiar society, or the nation we live in...."

— Eudora Welty