Flannery O’Conner Homemade FREE parade, Savannah

Flanner O'Connor Parade in Savannah

Photo by Nathan Jones

Get your peacock feather decorations ready for the Flannery O’Connor Homemade Parade and Garden Party.

This celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor’s birthday will offer family-friendly fun. Participation is encouraged. Hats and period costume are optional.

Homemade Parade festivities in Lafayette Square will include face painting, sign painting and photo portraits. The Garden Party at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home will feature Southern-inspired hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a peacock calling contest.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Homemade Parade festivities start at 3 p.m. in Lafayette Square
Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. in Lafayette Square
Garden Party from 4-6 p.m. at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home

WHERE: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home
207 E. Charlton Street
Savannah, Georgia

NOTE: $25 donation requested for the Garden Party. $5 for children.
Garden Party RSVP appreciated – please call 912.233.6014 or email flanneryoconnorhome@gmail.com . The Homemade Parade is free and open to the public.

Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 25, 1925 and is the author of the acclaimed novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, as well as 32 short stories and numerous essays. Perhaps best known as a pioneering Southern gothic author who often wrote about morally flawed characters, O’Connor remains an important voice in American literature. She lived in Savannah until 1938 and drew inspiration from her childhood experiences in Georgia’s First City until her death from lupus in Milledgeville, Georgia on August 3, 1964. She received the National Book Award for Fiction posthumously in 1972 for The Collected Stories of Flannery O’Connor.

The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501 3(C) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home has been meticulously restored to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-Era Savannah rowhouse and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures each spring and fall as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.flanneryoconnorhome.org or call 912.233.6014.

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