One Week From Today…..

Posted: June 19, 2014 in World On The Edge

One week from today we’ll be at Andalusia Farm, the old home place of Flannery O’Connor in Milledgeville, Georgia. And here is your invitation.


   MISFITS, MISSION, AND MERCY  In Southern Fiction

                    Presented by The Flannery O’Connor-Andalusia Foundation, Inc.

    And Wiseblood Books 

                    Featuring Authors Kaye Park Hinckley and Charles McNair

              June 26, 2014 – Andalusia Farm, Milledgeville, Georgia

10 am – Noon

In the past few years Kaye Park Hinckley has emerged as a major talent in what Paul Elie calls “the literature of belief.” Hinckley translates grace in a world on edge, sees a double beginning and ending in everything, literally everything, including the unspeakably awful. Like her novel A Hunger in the Heart, the stories in Birds of a Feather—several of which have won substantive awards—take us to the heart of the matter.

Charles McNair released his first novel, Land O’ Goshen, to critical acclaim. Land O’ Goshen was a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1994. His recent novel, Pickett’s Charge,reflects McNair’s incredible talent as a creative story teller, as well as an observer of and commentator on the human condition.

Both writers will give a brief talk on their perspectives and read from their works: Hinckley on Catholic Fiction, Catholic Imagination, and the influence of Flannery O’Connor on her writing, and McNair on southern fiction, fiction in general, and magical realism in his novels.

Afterwards, a tour of Andalusia Farm will be offered by the Foundation, with a suggested donation per person of five dollars.

Below is an actual recording of Flannery O’Connor reading “A Good Man is Hard to Find.”



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