Events

Upcoming Events

All events open to the public

Thursday, August 18--4:30 and 7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual): Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s "The Artificial N---." Mr. Head and Nelson visit the big city to gain knowledge and end up surprising themselves in the process.  Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0fb6ab52d1b746989340ed289991e023

Thursday, September 1—7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual): Mary Carpenter, author of the recently released middle-grade book, Flannery O’Connor: A Girl Who Knew Her Own Mind, will discuss the process of turning Flannery O’Connor’s life into a book for 10-year-olds.  Register at:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2157a898073344ea8444e384ab30b91d

Thursday, September 8—7:00 PM (Eastern, live and virtual):  Join us at Andalusia, Home of Flannery O’Connor, for Dr. Monica Miller’s release celebration of Dear Regina: Flannery O’Connor’s Letters from Iowa, a new book of Flannery O’Connor’s letters to her mother, Regina Cline O’Connor, during the years she was at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Including the famed “Mayonnaise Letters,” these missives give us a sense of the daily concerns that O’Connor shared with her mother. Register at:   https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/64b85e84dca04f9fbf31649d96a02e80

Thursday, September 15—4:30 and 7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual): Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s "A Stroke of Good Fortune."  When Ruby has an encounter with Laverne and some collard greens on her apartment stairwell, she is forced to accept that she doesn’t have as much control over her life as she would like.  Register at:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3aa52a4d0977430ba5c61ac4ef52a862

Thursday, October 6—7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual): Dr. Alison Staudinger will discuss “Flannery O’Connor and Fascism.”  Register at:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a0217860e70b4653b81e3e60fdd1f685

Thursday, October  27--4:30 and 7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual) : Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s "The Lame Shall Enter First." Sheppard’s plan to save Rufus Johnson with rational support and scientific approaches goes terribly wrong.  Register at:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/09c1fc043648444298f367175a183d89

November 3: Dr. Doug Davis leads discussion on “Science, Technology, and Flannery O’Connor.  Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e2d6ac5129aa4221ae44d7d3322a80a8

Thursday, November 17—4:30 and 7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual):  Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s "A Late Encounter with the Enemy." Sally Poker Sash learns that perhaps it’s just as well to let her nephew, John Wesley Poker Sash, have his Coca-Cola break when he wants it.  Register at:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/521c2de93dd94babb514aa872427865c

 

December 8: TBA

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

Our Upcoming Events

PAST EVENTS

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.