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Tuesday, December 13, @ 7:00 PM (Eastern): Join Dr. Bruce Gentry and Dr. Bob Donahoo, co-directors of the NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O’Connor, as they discuss virtually the question of “Why Flannery O’Connor?” with faculty members for the 2023 Institute. Guests include Dr. Carol Shloss, Dr. Farrell O’Gorman, Dr. Thomas Haddox, Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, and Dr. John Lowe.  Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8facd2f3ac794e84a58c3b8310c4c39c

Virtual events are co-sponsored by The Georgia Writers Museum and Allied Arts of Milledgeville.

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PAST EVENTS

Thursday, November 17 Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on Flannery O'Connors "A Late Encounter with the Enemy"
Dr. Doug Davis of Gordon College's presentation, “Mad Scientists, Monstrous Cyborgs, and Crazy Computers in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction"
Thursday, October 27 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on Flannery O'Connors "The Lame Shall Enter First"
Dr. Alison Staudinger leads discussion on “Flannery O’Connor and Fascism”
Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s "A Stroke of Good Fortune." 
Book release celebration for Dr. Monica Miller’s Dear Regina: Flannery O’Connor’s Letters from Iowa at Andalusia
Thursday, August 18 Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s “The Artificial N---.”
Thursday, May 19: Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on two Flannery O'Connor essays, "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction" and "The Catholic Novelist in the Protestant South."
Thursday, May 5 Dr. Jane Doering and Dr. Ruthann Johansen lead a discussion on “The Sacred Responsibilities of Writers: Flannery O’Connor and Simone Weil.”
Thursday, April 21 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on Flannery O'Connor's "Revelation"
Sarah Gordon’s Poetry Reading from her new book, The Lost Thing
“A Lifetime with Flannery O’Connor,” celebrate the release of Dr. Bruce Gentry’s book of his own essays about Flannery O’Connor, Better to See You With: Perspectives on Flannery O’Connor, Selected and New, forthcoming from the Mercer University Press.
Thursday, March 24 Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on Flannery O'Connor's "The Enduring Chill"
“Popular Music and Flannery O’Connor,” Dr. Irwin Streight, Royal Military College of Canada, author of the forthcoming Flannery at the Grammys, discusses the impact that O’Connor’s work has had on contemporary music from Springsteen and REM to heavy metal and Lucinda Williams.
Thursday, February 17, Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on Flannery O'Connor's "The Displaced Person"
Thursday, February 3 Daniel Moran discusses his book "Creating Flannery O'Connor"
Thursday, January 20 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leads a Flannery O'Connor book discussion "The Violent Bear it Away"
Thursday, November 18 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on "Parker's Back"
Thursday, October 21 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on "Wise Blood" Chapters 8-14
"The Master Class: Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon" with Christine Flanagan
Thursday, September 17 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on "Wise Blood" Chapters 1-7
Thursday, September 9 - Daniel Wallace on Flannery O'Connor's fiction
Thursday, August 19 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on "The Partridge Festival"
Thursday, May 20 - Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on "Everything That Rises Must Converge"
Thursday, May 6 - The Flannery O'Connor Memorial Lecture
Thursday, April 22 Carolyn Forche and O'Connor's "Revelation"
Thursday, April 15 Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department leading a discussion on "The Comforts of Home"
March 25, 2021 - Flannery O'Connor and Motherhood discussion with Dr. Bruce Gentry, Dr. Claire Kahane, Dr. Monica Miller, and Dr. Jordan Cofer
Thursday, March 18 - Flannery O'Connor's "Greenleaf"
Alison Espach and Eric Bennett, "Flannery O'Connor for the Writer"
Thursday, February 18 - Dr. Bruce Gentry leads a discussion on Flannery O'Connor's "A View of the Woods"
Kiki Petrosino: White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia
Discussion of Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" 1/21/2021
Book Release Party: "Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor," 12/15/2020
Panel Discussion, "Flannery: The Storied Life of the Writer From Georgia"
Flannery O'Connor, "A Circle in the Fire," 11/19/2020

Thursday, October 15                                                                                                                                                   "A Temple of the Holy Ghost" with Dr. Bruce Gentry.

Friday, October 2                                                                                                                                                        Yaa Gyasi, author of the award-winning "Homegoing".  A reading of her new novel "Transcendent Kingdom".  Discussion of her writer's life with Dr. Carolyn Denard.  A young Ghanian-American writer, Gyasi grew up in Alabama.

Thursday, September 17                                                                                                                                        "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" with Dr. Bruce Gentry.

Thursday, August 20                                                                                                                                            "The River" with Dr. Bruce Gentry.

Tuesday, July 14
Video of discussion on "Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O'Connor

Thursday, June 18
Video of the Virtual Flannery O'Connor Reading Group discussion of "Why Do the Heathen Rage?," led by Dr. Bruce Gentry.

Tuesday, June 9
“Flannery O’Connor and the Georgia State Mental Hospital”
Dr. Bruce Gentry interviews Dr. Mab Segrest about her new book  "Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum".

Thursday, June 4
Dr. Monica Miller, president of the Flannery O’Connor Society and Professor at Middle Georgia State University, leads the group in a discussion of "The Enduring Chill".

Thursday, May 21
Dr. Bruce Gentry leads the group in a discussion of "Good Country People".

Thursday, May 7
Dr. Jordan Cofer, Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences at Georgia College, leads a discussion on "The Displaced Person".

Thursday, April 23
Dr. Bruce Gentry, English Department, Georgia College leading a discussion on “The Geranium” and “Judgement Day”.
Representing the bookends of O’Connor’s career, these stories are available in Flannery O’Connor, The Complete Stories, and in the Library of America edition, Flannery O’Connor: The Collected Works.