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[For the past year, we have taken advantage of Zoomed broadcasts from the Andalusia Institute at Georgia College State University in Milledgeville. The program is administered by Dr. Irene Burgess, Executive Director of the institute. Half of the programs or more are fact-laden but informal discussions led by Dr. Marshall Bruce Gentry, a resident authority on the life and works of Flannery O’Connor at her alma mater. By way of introducing you to typical content, the discussion on 18 August included a linking of O’Connor’s story “The Artificial…” to Dante’s Inferno. I share this so you might know that if you are not so versed in Flannery’s cannon, these discussions might still resonate for you. The Fall program is posted for your review. ~Don]
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Thursday, October 27–4:30 and 7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual) : Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s “The Lame Shall Enter First.” Sheppard’s plan to save Rufus Johnson with rational support and scientific approaches goes terribly wrong.
November 3: Dr. Doug Davis leads discussion on “Science, Technology, and Flannery O’Connor.
Thursday, November 17—4:30 and 7:00 PM (Eastern, virtual): Dr. Bruce Gentry leads discussion on Flannery O’Connor’s “A Late Encounter with the Enemy.” Sally Poker Sash learns that perhaps it’s just as well to let her nephew, John Wesley Poker Sash, have his Coca-Cola break when he wants it.
December 8: TBA