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Getting to know Flannery's Savannah haunts
Touring the O'Connor family farm
Taking a moment at the O'Connor grave
Attending the candlelight compline at the Episcopal church

Mystery & Manners in Savannah

To read Flannery O’Connor’s fiction is to be amused, provoked, and pushed to reconsider ourselves and our place in the world. A Roman Catholic and a native of Georgia, O’Connor created stories that inimitably blend humour, horror, and the mysteries of faith. While her
writing is richly specific, evoking the dusty back roads and quirky characters of the American South, it deals powerfully with universal questions: What does it mean to be good? How should we live? What is the meaning of death? How can the divine penetrate the everyday
world? In her relatively short lifetime (1925-1964), O’Connor created a powerful body of work, including two novels and a number of short stories and nonfiction pieces.

Our base will be Savannah, O’Connor’s birthplace and childhood home. Here we will hold our discussions, visit the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation and explore it this beautiful antebellum city’s striking architecture laid out around twenty-four squares. We will travel by private coach to Milledgeville, where we will be received at Andalusia, the O’Connor family farm by a close personal friend of hers and Andalusia Foundation director, Craig Amason. We will also visit O’Connor’s grave and the church where she worshipped in

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive Savannah
Day 2: Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home
Day 3: Great discussions over wine and cheese
Day 4: Visit the O'Connor family farm in Andalusia, Georgia
Day 5: Depart Savannah
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Rosemary lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she leads literature discussions for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She has led popular poetry sessions at Toronto Pursuits and historical Travel Pursuits trips to Charlottesville and to Richmond.

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Cultural Explorations Literary

USA | 5 days
Cultural Explorations

Apr 12-16, 2015
Group Size:
12 - 18 participants

Accommodation in double occupancy, based on hotels listed or similar, Meals as indicated in the itinerary, All activities as indicated in the itinerary, All entrance fees, Readings, Gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals (as indicated in detailed itinerary), Taxes (as indicated above), Fully escorted by Rosemary Gould. Please add US$125 for taxes and gratuities.


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