Walker Percy

The Walker Percy Center

Welcome to The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing!

We thank you for visiting our site and hope you find things in it that are of value to you. The WPC is trying to create a loving, connected community of people who find Walker Percy's writings and ideas important to their lives.

Community Creative Writing Courses 

The Loyola Writing Institute has offered creative writing workshops to the New Orleans community since 1993. Now offering a diverse set of lengths and topics, these non-credit evening workshops are open to aspiring writers of all ages and skill levels.

For more information and to enroll, go to the Loyola Writing Institute page.

2016 is the Centennial Year of Walker Percy's Birth!

Announcing the publication of The Moviegoer at Fifty: New Takes on an Iconic American Novel  

We are happy to announce that LSU Press will be publishing a new book of essays about Walker Percy's National Book Award winner The Moviegoer in April 2016. It is edited by Jennifer Levasseur and Mary McCay.

Articles about The Moviegoer from Sacred Trespasses 

On Mardi Gras, Ambivalence, and The Moviegoer

Novelist George Bishop discusses his love of The Moviegoer 

The Walker Percy Weekend (June 3-5, 2016)

"Good food, craft beer and bourbon, live music, and a great time talking about books and Southern culture under the live oaks: That's what the third annual Walker Percy Weekend has to offer when it returns to celebrate the acclaimed novelist's life and work, June 3—5 in St. Francisville, LA. Intellectually serious but broadly accessible, the 2016 festival invites fans of Southern literature to pursue appreciation of Percy’s thought and writing while attending presentations by renowned Percy scholars, panel discussions, readings, an art exhibition of photographs of Walker Percy, and a series of social and culinary events inspired by the author’s most famous works. Events take place at locations around St. Francisville’s historic district."

Statue of Walker Percy is Unveiled in Madisonville



Photos of Walker Percy courtesy of Rhoda K. Faust