Events

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 3: 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual)-Daniel Moran, author of Creating Flannery O’Connor,  leads discussion of the creation of Flannery O’Connor as an important literary influence of the 20th century. Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0adde653bfd24a14b633efbec38b019f

 

Thursday, February 17: 4:30 and 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual)-Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s short story, "The Displaced Person." Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2278238c824f4628a53c6a37301d0613

 

Thursday, March 3: 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual)-“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. Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/da3a02f9ce1c41389d21e47d01a9a14a

 

Thursday, March 24: 4:30 and 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual)-Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s short story, "The Enduring Chill." Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/6195578cef2d4e7b985b3ddf9895f458

 

Thursday, April 7: 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual and Live)- “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. Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8315bb62633249f3be25bd86f7e737df

 

Thursday, April 21: 4:30 and 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual)-Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s short story, "Revelation.” Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/c72d112e873543218981073db792d53b

 

Thursday, May 5: 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual)-“Flannery O’Connor and Simone Weil,” Ruthann Johansen and E. Jane Doering, authors of When Fiction and Philosophy Meet: A Conversation with Flannery O’Connor and Simone Weil. Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/49bf87ada1204d558c94d9e584f1c495

 

Thursday, May 19: 4:30 and 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual)- 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." Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/6a0ba83fdf70463aab9e360b292d9b8a

 

Thursday, June 9: 7:00PM Eastern (Virtual and Live)-Dr. Monica Miller, release of Dear Regina: Flannery O’Connor’s Letters from Iowa, a new book of Flannery O’Connor’s letters to her mother, Regina O’Connor, during the years she was at the Iowa Writers Workshop. Register at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/64b85e84dca04f9fbf31649d96a02e80

 

Our Upcoming Events

PAST EVENTS

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.