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