Flannery & Caroline in Philadelphia

The Letters of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon with Christine Flanagan.  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 ~ 6:30 pm Philadelphia City Institute 1905 Locust Street (19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square) Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730 215-685-6621 This correspondence showcases the little-known friendship between Flannery O'Connor and novelist Caroline Gordon, whose critiques not only fostered O'Connor's career but occasioned… Continue reading Flannery & Caroline in Philadelphia

On Christine Flanagan: Interview with Fiona McVie

The remarkable reader and endlessly curious Fiona McVie has made it her mission to interview as many writers as she can for her blog, Authors Interviews --and she has topped 5,300 author interviews so far. She interviewed Christine Flanagan in late July, 2018, for THE LETTERS OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR AND CAROLINE GORDON.  Read the full interview… Continue reading On Christine Flanagan: Interview with Fiona McVie

The Scaffolding of Friendship

One of the most famous (and beautiful) lines of O'Connor's Wise Blood is her description of Taulkinham: The black sky was underpinned with long silver streaks that looked like scaffolding and depth on depth behind it were thousands of stars that all seemed to be moving very slowly as if they were about some vast… Continue reading The Scaffolding of Friendship

“The Best Single Source” on O’Connor Stories

Part of what I'd like to do with this website is to find a home for the items that didn't make the book, THE LETTERS OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR AND CAROLINE GORDON. After four years of background research, I have a lot of small stories and tangents that, while not essential to the book's final content,… Continue reading “The Best Single Source” on O’Connor Stories