The Flannery O’Connor Series, a four-week discussion of some of the stories of this writer of supernatural grace in the lives of natural men and women, will be held next month.
Shocking, gripping and soul-wrenching are some of the adjectives used to describe her work, all of which holds for the discerning reader, much to discuss — both theologically and psychologically.
A devoted Christian, O’Connor used the characters she found in her rural Georgia setting to send a message that continues to hold the attention of her readers. This series, now in its third year, is open to the public.
On the following four Wednesdays in June, from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Van Buren Avenue, participants will meet for a brown-bag discussion of the following stories:
— June 2, “Everything that Rises Must Converge”
— June 9, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”
— June 16, “You Can’t be Poorer Than Dead”
— June 23, “The Geranium”
No registration is required. Participants are encouraged to read the stories before the meeting to be able to contribute to the discussion. Copies of the stories are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office of the First Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 234-2907. (May 21, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature “Adventures with Alice in Wonderland” at Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (April 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host the return of Personal Treasurers, the popular Antiques Road Show-style program, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the community are invited to bring their family heirlooms, garage sale finds and assorted curiosities for a panel of experts to identify.
While appraisals will not be offered, information on the Appraisers Association of America will be available and a librarian will be on hand to demonstrate the new online research capabilities for the State Archives in Jackson. The two-day program is presented by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature Charles Eagles, author of “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss,” at noon Wednesday for its Books ‘n’ Lunch program. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 13, 2010)
Award-winning author Charles Postel plans to discuss the power of the Populist movement during a University Lecture this week at the University of Mississippi.
His address on “Each Individual Hick makes National Politics: Populism Reconsidered” is a free, public event at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of History are co-sponsors of the event. (April 12, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Norm Easterbrook, director of the Ford Center, will read “Harold and the Purple Crayon.” (April 7, 2010)
Carrie Jerrell will read from her debut collection at 6 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.
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The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Funny, wacky stories will be featured. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 10, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this week and welcomes back one of the show’s co-founders, singer-songwriter Caroline Herring. Catch Herring’s homecoming performance at the broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books on Thursday, March 11, at 6. Rounding out an incredible lineup this week are visiting authors Jimmy McDonough and Roy Morris Jr. as well as Taylor resident and Oxford Songwriter’s Association coordinator Jimmy Phillips, Thacker house band The Yalobushwhackers and host Jim Dees. (March 9, 2010)