Please join us on Zoom for the 1st three sessions of the semester. We'll pick out the letters that we find most interesting and revealing about Flannery O'Connor's personality, and we'll be on the lookout for what the letters can teach us about the fiction she was writing at about the same time.
See the following to register:
Thursday, October26—4:30 and 7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual) as Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor letters from the years 1953-55 (in The Habit of Being, pp. 53-126).
Virtual events are co-sponsored by The Georgia Writers Museum and Allied Arts of Milledgeville.
Our Upcoming Events
Monday, June 5 at 7:00pm @ Max Noah Recital Hall
Dr. Carol Shloss: “Regina and Flannery: The Andalusia Chronicles”
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.
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".