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.   

The Last Gentleman Conference postponed indefinitely

We regretfully announce that The Last Gentleman Conference, which had been originally scheduled for October 2015, is postponed indefinitely. We are not accepting submissions and we have closed the “Submittables” website to avoid confusion.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment that this indefinite postponement causes you.

Loyola University will continue to honor Walker Percy and his ideas and writings.

To all of you who have participated in our conferences on Walker Percy's books, we thank you for all of the good faith, support, and many contributions that you have made over the years.




Photos of Walker Percy courtesy of Rhoda K. Faust