Visual Artist & Graphic Designer “Covering Flannery” Opening June Glasson (Laramie, WY) and Charlotte Strick (NYC) will focus on the
design process as they sought to bring O’Connor’s work to visual life.
Tim Youd is a Los Angeles-based artist who has undertaken the project of retyping 100 classic novels. He stages each performance in a place charged with literary significance specific to each novel. He will be retyping Wise Blood at Andalusia before moving on to a residency at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he will retype The Violent Bear it Away at SCAD and Flannery’s Childhood Home.
Monica Miller is Assistant Director, Writing and Communication Program, Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Literature, Media, and Communication Georgia Institute of Technology. Monica will present on the topic of Milledgeville, Prostitution, and Leora Watts.
Judson Mitcham’s work has been widely published in literary journals, including Poetry, Harper’s, Georgia Review, Hudson Review, and Southern Review. He has been the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as a Pushcart Prize. He is the only writer to win the Townsend Prize for Fiction twice–for his novels The Sweet Everlasting and Sabbath Creek. His most recent book is A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New, published by the University of Georgia Press. Mitcham is the current poet laureate of Georgia. In 2013 he was inducted into the Georgia Writers’ Hall of Fame. He will respond to a (re)reading of Wise Blood and will read from his own fiction.
Katheryn Krotzer Laborde, Associate Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana, speaks on her experience teaching O'Connor's works to a traditionally black college in Louisiana as well as race relations in O'Connor's works.
David A. Davis, Associate Professor of English at Mercer University, speaks to the cultural ties between southern cuisine and Flannery O'Connor's narrative, "A Stroke of Good Fortune."
Bruce Gentry (Professor of English and Editor of the Flannery O’Connor Review, Georgia College) and Mab Segrest (Martha Daniel Newell Scholar in Residence Spring Semester 2015, Georgia College) speak on the different interpretations of one of the most notorious homicide cases in Georgia.