Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Announces Schedule for Spring 2019 Lecture Series

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2019 Spring Lecture Series. All events are free and open to the public.

All lectures take place in the parlor of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street on Lafayette Square in downtown Savannah. The schedule is as follows:

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 – 4 p.m.

Kelley Kidd – “Stories from Milledgeville and Miss Flannery”

Kelley Kidd grew up in Milledgeville, Ga., while Flannery O’Connor lived on the nearby farm, Andalusia. Kidd will share first-hand stories of his childhood in middle Georgia and his adventures with Miss Flannery.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7  - 4 p.m.

Alena Pirok, Ph.D. – “Savannah’s Gothic Ghosts”

Alena Pirok, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus, will look at the relationship between the Southern gothic literary tradition, Flannery O’Connor and her contemporary’s vision of the South and how it shaped the city’s ghost lore.

SUNDAY, MAY 19 – 4 p.m.

Peacock Guild – “A Muster of Peacocks”

Members of the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home Peacock Guild Writer's Salon, a talented group of local authors, will share original writing, carrying O’Connor’s rich tradition of storytelling into the 21st century. Don’t miss the chance to hear from some of Savannah’s emerging and established writers.