Mystery & Manners in Savannah
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 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
Your Tour Leader
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. She knows of no writer as bewildering and yet accessible as Flannery O'Connor, whose stories make the most painful and grotesque moments in human life beautiful almost beyond belief.
USA | 5 days
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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