This semester we’re branching out. With input from regular attendees and our Book Club instructor Prof. Bruce Gentry we’ve selected works by Alice Walker, Carson McCullers, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Flannery O’Connor Book Club

Sponsored by the Andalusia Institute, Georgia Writers Museum, and Allied Arts of Milledgeville.

“I’m sure Flannery O’Connor will forgive us for talking about other writers this fall.”

- Dr. Bruce Gentry

Discussion Leader

Dr. Bruce Gentry
Professor of English, Georgia College

Dr. Gentry, Editor of the Flannery O’Connor Review, received GC’s Excellence in Scholarship award in 2013. He is the author of Flannery O’Connor’s Religion of the Grotesque, editor of The Cartoons of Flannery O’Connor at Georgia College, and co-editor of the oral history At Home with Flannery O’Connor. Gentry twice served as co-director for NEH Summer Institutes on O’Connor. Gentry has also hosted four O’Connor conferences in Milledgeville. Other publications by Gentry include Conversations with Raymond Carver and articles on Doctorow, Roth, and Carver in Contemporary LiteratureSouth Atlantic ReviewThe CEA Critic, and South Carolina Review.

Sept. 16

10:00-11:00 AM, join us for a hybrid (Zoom and in-person) conversation with Dr. Bruce Gentry about The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 862 9171 6294

Passcode: 044279

& in-person at Georgia Writers Museum

Oct. 21

10:00-11:00 AM, join us for a hybrid (Zoom and in-person) conversation with Dr. Bruce Gentry about Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

Zoom Link 

Meeting ID : 818 2153 1724

Passcode: 934686

& in-person at Georgia Writers Museum

Nov. 18

10:00-11:00 AM, join us for a hybrid (Zoom and in-person) conversation with Dr. Bruce Gentry about Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 893 7134 2799

Passcode: 350273

& in-person at Georgia Writers Museum

Aug. 19th       Everday Use, Alice Walker

Sept. 16th       The Color Purple, Alice Walker

Oct. 21st       Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

Nov. 18th       Reflections in a Golden Eye, Carson McCullers

Jan. 21st       A Good Man is Hard to Find

Feb. 18th      A View of the Woods

Mar. 18th     Greenleaf

April 15th     The Comforts of Home

May 20th     Everything That Rises Must Converge

Aug. 20th The River

Sep. 17th The Life You Save May Be Your Own

Oct. 15th A Temple of the Holy Ghost

Nov. 19th A Circle of Fire

GA Hall of Fame Book Club

GWHOF Book Club is seeking a new facilitator. If you are interested in assisting with regularly scheduled book club meetings please email GWM at

Past Books:

February – Tayari Jones Leaving Atlanta

May – James Cobb, A Georgia Odyssey

February – Ferrol Sams Run With the Horsemen

May – Brainard Cheney Devil’s Elbow

August – Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind

November – Melissa Fay Greene The Temple Bombing. Praying for Sheetrock

February – Janisse Ray Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

May – Calder Willingham Rambling Rose

August – Bailey White Mama Makes up Her Mind…

November – Philip Lee Williams The Heart of a Distant Forest

August: Terry Kay To Dance with the White Dog

November: Judson Mitcham The Sweet Everlasting

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