Flannery O'Connor: The Life, the Stories, the Religion (Virtual)

Saturday, October 8, 2022-Saturday, October 29, 2022

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Four Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
In this class, we will explore the work and life of American author Flannery O’Connor.

One of the most widely anthologized American short story writers, Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) is a study in complexity: a great short story writer who was (on her own judgment) a disappointing novelist; sufferer of an acute illness who regarded it as a divine reward that sharpened her writing; a would-be recluse who was also one of the most garrulous of letter writers; and not at all least, an orthodox Roman Catholic whose violent and disturbing stories have presented a conundrum to many who feel they could otherwise identify with her religiously.

This class is a collaboration with the Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Four sessions. $215/$193.50. Led by Rick Rosengarten

Registration Fees

Registration is $215

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: adulteducation@newberry.org. You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.