Events

Upcoming Events

Link to the registration form for each event will be posted here once it goes live.

Thursday, October 7 (Virtual): “The Master Class: Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon,” Christine Flanagan, editor of The Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon, 7:00 PM.

Flanagan will discuss what O’Connor learned as a writer and thinker from Caroline Gordon’s extensive editorial comments on her short stories. Registration required: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/d4373122ca29461fbd3ccc8a6ba785cc

Thursday, October 21 (Virtual): Dr. Bruce Gentry, Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood, Ch. 8-14, 4:30 and 7:00 PM Eastern. Co-sponsored by Allied Arts of Milledgeville and the Georgia Writers Museum.  Registration required: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/fec1593a63b145e6be09154ed5f6e0f2

Thursday, November 4 (Virtual): Karin Coonrod, director, “Revelation,” digital radio performance and panel discussion, 7:00-9:00 Eastern.  

Karin Coonrod, a faculty member of the Yale Drama School, will show the digital radio-play of O’Connor’s “Revelation” developed by her troupe. The production uses diverse cross-casting and the word-for-word reproduction of the short story to open up areas for discussion. Afterward, a virtual panel including Coonrod, one of the actors, Dr. Bruce Gentry of Georgia College, and Dr. Nagueyalti Warren, Professor Emerita from Emory University will discuss the production. A copy of the production and panel will be deposited with the Flannery O’Connor Special Collection for scholarly use. Registration Required: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/03c5ae06644f4ef7896ca5477c4b02bb

Thursday, November 18 (Virtual): Dr. Bruce Gentry, “Parker’s Back,” 4:30 and 7:00 PM Eastern. Co-sponsored by Allied Arts of Milledgeville and the Georgia Writers Museum. Registration required: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/95fb98ddff1247f195cd93214933ee03

Thursday, December 9 (Virtual): “Flannery O’Connor and Otherness”: 7:00 PM Eastern. Taylor Black, Monica Miller, Bruce Henderson, and Amy Alznauer discuss O’Connor’s embrace of oddity and otherness in her life and work. Registration required: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/cf732354bec14dafb892920e2f51f9f7

 

Our Upcoming Events

PAST EVENTS

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.