Events

Our Upcoming Events

Please join us on Zoom starting in August for new discussions on Flannery O'Connor.

See the following to register:

FALL 2024 ZOOM SESSIONS:

Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 7:00pm (Eastern) - The Flannery O'Connor Book Club will meet to discuss O'Connor's A Prayer Journal. It's a very short book reprinting the prayers O'Connor recorded while in graduate school at Iowa. The book had a significant role in inspiring Maya Hawke's performance in Wildcat

Copies of the book should be available from many fine booksellers. The Georgia Writers Museum expects to have copies in June, and the gift shop at Andalusia should have copies in August. 

To register click HERE

 

All events open to the public.

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


 

 


Writing for Success has the following events coming up: 

The Writing for Success Symposium will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 10:00am-4pm at the Museum Education Room of the GCSU library. 

Click Here to Register for the Writing for Success Symposium

 

We had such a blast providing writing and communication workshops for 5th graders through our partnerships with CREATE, Inc. and Twin Lakes Libraries of Middle Georgia Regional Library System this fall! We're planning for next year's workshops in poetry, prose, podcasting, and more. Please fill out this Smartsheet form to help us best meet the needs of our students. Parents/guardians should attend workshops with students. Registration is free and materials are provided!

Please reach out with any questions at 478-445-0816 or jessica.mcquain@gcsu.edu

Jessica McQuain, Writing for Success project coordinator

Andalusia Institute Writing for Success Grant Workshop invitation
Listen to our podcast on Spotify and YouTube! 

Featuring storytelling by local fifth-grade students as well as interviews with authors like Mary Carpenter, Chika Unigwe, Kerry James Evans, Laura Newbern, Kerry Beth Neville, and more!

Writing for Success with the Andalusia Institute * A podcast on Spotify for Podcasters

Writing for Success brings together writers of all levels to tell stories, share advice, and celebrate the many literary legends with connections to Milledgeville, including our famous alumna Flannery O'Connor.  Tune in to hear advice from writers and writing teachers on Wednesdays and hear students from Baldwin County Schools share their original writing on Fridays.

 

The Writing for Success grant is a 100% federally-funded Community Projects Grant of $385,000 to improve literacy in the Milledgeville-Baldwin County community.


 

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Thursday, May 9, 2024 -7:00-8:00pm (Eastern): Ashley Massey & Timothy R. Vande Brake lead a discussion on Flannery O'Connor and Andalusia
On Thursday, April 25, 2024 Dr. Bruce Gentry leads a discussion on Flannery O'Connor's Letters written in 1963 and 1964
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 7:00-8:00pm (Eastern): The Flannery O'Connor Institute for the Humanities host a Zoom presenting three veterans of the 2023 HEH Summer Institute at Georgia College, "Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor". Bill Gonch, Matt Bryant Cheney, and Will Murray lead a discussion on "Flannery O'Connor and Race", with Dr. Bruce Gentry as emcee.
Tuesday, April 2 - 7:00-8:00pm (Eastern) Rosemary Magee and Amy Alznauer - the two O'Connor curators of the Emory exhibit "At the Crossroads with Benny Andrews, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Walker" - shared the passions and curiosities that drew them to this archival work and shaped their curation.
Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM (Eastern) - Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on O’Connor Letters written in 1961 & 1962 (in The Habit of Being, this involves pp. 425-503)
Thursday, March 14 - 7:00-8:00pm (Eastern): Carmine Palumbo and Jack Love lead a discussion on O'Connor and Other Authors
Feb. 15: Dr. Bruce Gentry leads a discussion on Flannery O'Connor Letters written in 1960, pp. 368-425 in The Habit of Being
February 1, 2024 - Andalusia Institute hosts NEH Summer Institutes results on Flannery O'Connor: Featuring Carole K. Harris, Jesse Swan, and Jennifer Renee Blevins
Thursday, January 25 - Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on O’Connor Letters written in 1958 & 1959 (in The Habit of Being, this involves pp. 261-368)

2023 Book Discussions

2022 Book Discussions

2021 Book Discussions

2020 Book Discussions

Andalusia Institute & the National Endowment for the Humanities presents "Flannery O'Connor, Poetry & Us" - Hosted by Craig Martell, featuring poetry from Doni Wilson, Ann Ritter, Angela O'Donnell, Ashley Massey, and John Davis
Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor letters from the years 1956-57 (in The Habit of Being, pp. 126-261).
The Andalusia Institute hosts the digital release of Colin Cutler’s much-anticipated new album, Tarwater
Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on O’Connor Letters 1953-55 (in The Habit of Being, this involves pp. 53-126).
On Thursday, September 21, 2023 Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on O’Connor Letters 1948-52.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O'Connor - John Wharton Lowe Public Lecture: "Flannery O'Connor's Use of Humor"
On Tuesday, June 20, The NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O'Connor - Thadious M. Davis Public Lecture: "Framing Visual Spatiality, Scripting Spatial Geographies"
June14, 2023 NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O'Connor - Christina Bieber Lake Public Lecture: "Reading and Teaching Flanner O'Connor for Spiritual Transformation"
On Monday, June 12, 2023 The NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O'Connor - Thomas Haddox Public Lecture: "Flannery O'Connor Against 'Bare Life': The Violent Bear It Away and Biopolitics"
June 8, 2023 NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O'Connor - Sarah Gordon Public Lecture: "In Retrospect: Memorable One-Liners and the One Hard Line"
The NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O'Connor hosted a public lecture on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 by Farrell O'Gorman "'God and the Poor Await Us': O'Connor, Rose Hawthorne, and Dorothy Day"
on Monday, June 5, 2023 the NEH Summer Institute on Flannery O'Connor - Carol Loeb Shloss Public Lecture: "Regina and Flannery: The Andalusia Chronicles"

Monday, June 5 at 7:00pm @ Max Noah Recital Hall

Dr. Carol Shloss:  “Regina and Flannery: The Andalusia Chronicles”