Events

Upcoming Events

All events will be held on Zoom. Link to the registration form for each event will be posted here once it goes live.

March 18: 4:30 and 7:00pm Eastern.  Dr. Bruce Gentry leads an  online discussion on Flannery O'Connor's "Greenleaf"

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March 25: Flannery O'Connor Birthday Celebration (all times Eastern):

11:00am-12:00pm Virtual tour of Andalusia: Home of Flannery O'Connor exhibit, "Madam O'Connor: Commander of the House".  

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6:00-7:00pm Virtual panel discussion on "Flannery O'Connor and Motherhood". Join Dr. Bruce Gentry as he leads a panel discussion with Dr. Claire Kahane, Dr. Jordan Cofer, and Dr. Monica Miller on O'Connor's engagement with issues of motherhood in her work.

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Apr 1:  Time TBA, Carolyn Forche Andalusia Institute presentation.

Apr 15:  4:30 and 7:00pm Eastern.  Dr. Bruce Gentry leads an online discussion on Flannery O'Connor's "The Comforts of Home"

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May 6:  7:00pm Eastern.  The Flannery O'Connor Memorial lecture for 2021.  Dr. Sarah Gordon, respected O'Connor Scholar and Emerita Professor at Georgia College, will speak and lead a conversation on "Let Flannery be Flannery".

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May 20:  4:30 and 7:00pm Eastern.  Dr. Bruce Gentry leads an online discussion on Flannery O'Connor's "Everything That Rises Must Converge"

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June 17-19:  4:3Flannery O'Connor and Families Conference, Savannah, GA

 

PAST EVENTS

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.