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2016 by the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Fall 2019 Lecture Series

The lectures take place Sunday afternoons in the parlor of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street on Lafayette Square in downtown Savannah. All lectures are free and open to the public.

POSTPONED due to hurricane

September 15, 4 p.m.

Tena Clark

"Southern Discomfort"

Clark will speak about her memoir Southern Discomfort, about growing up in the South. Her childhood was permeated by many of the themes of O’Connor’s own life and work.


November 3, 4 p.m.

James McTeer

South Carolina First Prize Novel Winner McTeer will discuss his Beaufort-set novel Minnow. Topics will include area history--including stories of his grandfather, who served as High Sheriff of the Lowcountry (and local witchdoctor) for 37 years, and the influences of other southern writers on its Gothic style.


December 8, 4 p.m.

Janisse Ray

Ray is a writer, activist, and naturalist who has authored five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of eco-poetry. She was a 2015 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.


December 15, 4 p.m.

Robert Strozier Memorial Christmas Reading

with Laura Lawton

Laura Lawton will deliver the annual holiday reading of Truman Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memory.” Don't miss this popular tradition. The event is held in memory of Dr. Robert Strozier, who used to read this story each year.

He passed away on April 28, 2019.