Upcoming Events

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

Nov. 5:  at 7:00pm Eastern - online.  Angela O'Donnell will do a reading and discussion of her book of poetry, "Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O'Connor".

Register here

Nov. 19: "A Circle in the Fire" at 10 in Eatonton, at 4:30pm Eastern online from front porch at Andalusia, and maybe also 7:00pm Eastern online, Dr. Bruce Gentry

Dec. 3: 7:00-8:00pm Eastern, Conversation with Elizabeth Coffman and Fr. Mark Bosco about the process of developing their documentary, “Flannery.” See to get access to venues offering a virtual viewing of this great documentary.

Dec. 15: 7:00-8:30pm, Celebrate the release of Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor, edited by Georgia College’s own Jordan Cofer and Alison Arant.


Spring 2021:

Feb 2, 7:00pm Eastern, Kiki Petrosino, Poet and  Professor of Poetry at the University of Virginia, will do a reading and discuss her work. Her most recent book is White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia; for more information on Petrosino, go to

{By Invitation only, Craft class for  writing students, 5:00-6:00,  Dr. Kerry James Evans, moderator).


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.