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Fall Arts Preview: Literary & Lectures
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Wednesday, September 14

It’s Not That Lincoln — Tony Cope’s talk, goes into the history of the street names with which Savannahians are familiar, but of whose origins they often unaware. 6 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Thursday, September 15

Lecture: Battle of Versailles — Model Nancy North discusses Bill Cunningham’s photos and the 1973 fashion show known as the Battle of Versailles. 4:30 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Lecture: In the Spirit of the Man in Blue: Picture Taking on the Street — Mangue Banzima discusses the legacy of Bill Cunningham. 6 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Lecture: Learners and Leaders — Two giants in Savannah’s business community -- EnviroVac President and Founder Kevin Jackson and Seacrest Partners Inc. President David Paddison -- will address Georgia Tech-Savannah’s "Learners and Leaders" series. Together they will examine the power of mentoring and how to effectively coach team members with different skills, experiences, motivations, and professional and organizational circumstances. 7:30 a.m. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle.

Sunday, September 18

Lecture: Savannah: The City that Defines Southern Gothic — Many other Southern cities have emphasized antebellum or multicultural heritages, but Savannah has established itself as Southern gothic city. Michael Freeman is a longtime Savannah resident and author of Savannah’s Monuments: The Untold Stories. 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.

Monday, September 19

W.W. Law’s Influence on Today’s Preservation Landscape in Savannah — A panel discussion about W.W. Law’s influence on preservation. Reservations must be made in advance Luciana Spracher at 912-651-6411 or 6 p.m. The Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E Broughton ST.

Thursday, September 22

Lecture: Herbal Adaptogens for Stress and Energy — Author and herbalist Maria Noel Groves will give a talk on herbal adaptogens for stress and energy and sign copes of her book, "Body Into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care." Limited space; pre-registration required. 7:30 p.m. 912-236-4703. Brighter Day Natural Foods, 1102 Bull St.

Monday, September 26

Historical Writers Guild — The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 fourth Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713-907-8627. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.

Tuesday, September 27

Lecture: The Sound of Thunder: Personal Accounts from the Siege of Savannah, 1779 — Ray Christie, educator and historical interpreter at the Coastal Heritage Society, discusses firsthand accounts of the Savannah Siege. 7 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Thursday, September 29

Lecture: George Washington, Leadership, and Global Revolution — Join us as the UVaClub of Savannah and the Georgia Historical Society present a conversation with Dr. Ed Lengel, Editor in Chief, The Papers of George Washington and Professor and Director, Center for Digital Editing at the University of Virginia, and Dr. Stan Deaton of the Georgia Historical Society discussing topics ranging from the Founding Fathers to global conflicts to presidential elections. Free and open to the public 6-7 p.m. 912-651-2125. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St.

Saturday, October 1

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic — D. Allen Hunt speaks on how four life-changing habits can lead you to discover incredible possibilities for life. $25 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 8

The Savannah Quill Book Convention — The Savannah Quill Convention offers a family friendly event promoting local authors, writers and artists. The convention brings writers and readers together to help promote childhood literacy. Special guests include storyteller J’miah Nabawi, Coastal Empire Squad of the 501st Star Wars group, Princess Productions, Comedian Phil Keeling, Authors Joshua Vasquez, Winfield Strock III, Bobby Nash, Arylias Nova and Randyl Bishop. $10 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 6711 Abercorn St.

Sunday, October 16

Lecture: Short Fiction as Commentary: Flannery O’Connor and the Power of Poe’s Singular Effect — Most modern writers who see short fiction as far more than one-sitting entertainment point to Flannery O’Connor as the most prolific influence upon writers who have something to say to all of us. Beaufort-based T.D. (Tim) Johnston is the author of a new short-story collection Friday Afternoon and Other Stories. 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.

October 20-24

Pat Conroy Literary Festival — Oct. 20-24: Four days filled with literary events in the spirit of the "Prince of Titles", Pat Conroy. Enjoy panel discussions, writing workshops, author luncheons, book signings, screenings, tours and more with some of the south’s favorite authors. Visit USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St.

Tuesday, October 25

Lecture: The Wesley Mission to Georgia — Dr. John Thomas Scott, professor of history at Mercer University, delivers this lecture. 7 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Thursday, October 27

Lecture: Grappling with Nuances: Political Contexts and Economic Platforms in the 2016 General Election — Please join us before the 2016 US presidential election as Lara Wessel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Nicholas Mangee, Assistant Professor of Economics, grapple with the nuances of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s political and economic policies. 6 p.m. The Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E Broughton ST.

Friday, October 28

Lecture: Critical Literacy in Critical Times — Reading has social, cultural, and political ramifications. When we become aware of these messages within the text, we can better connect with our own views and teach students how to read with the lens of critical literacy. Dr. Stephanie Jones, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Georgia in the department of Educational Theory and Practice, teaches courses on ethnography and place-based teaching, feminist theory and pedagogy, social class and poverty, early childhood education, and critical literacy. Dr. Jones will share her expertise in critical literacy and discuss how we can instill these values in students. FREE and Open to the Public 12-1:30 p.m. 912-344-3028. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Ossabaw Island Writer’s Retreat — Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat is happy to announce the opening of applications for our three-day weekend retreat, The 2016 Halloween Writer’s Bash. Held October 28-October 30, 2016, the retreat will feature workshops and seminars led by our nationally recognized faculty, and evening readings (special emphasis on ghost stories) by faculty and participants. WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $1095 tuition covers three days and two nights lodging, meals, manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminars, readings and ferried transportation to the island. 1095 -30. 912-344-3123. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd.

Saturday, November 12

Children’s Book Festival — Sat. Nov. 12: Please join as we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author of the Fancy Nancy children’s series, Jane O’Connor to the festival this year. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

Sunday, November 20

Lecture: Spanning the Mason-Dixon: Who Can Write About the South? — In literature, place orients a reader, puts a story in context, and alerts one to language and dialect. But it also conveys culture and cultural meaning, including the values and psychologies of those who have been formed there. This lecture by Sarah Domet will explore the literature and anxiety of place and the idea of "home" in fiction. What makes a work "Southern" and, more importantly, who can write about the South? 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.

Thursday, December 8

Lecture: Landscapes of Unrest: Visual Narratives of Environmentalism and Civil Rights in Photographic Stills — Examining how landscape photography can function as a visual narrative, Angela Horne, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, and Regina Bradley, Assistant Professor of African American Culture, will discuss how seemingly "still" images of a landscape are translated into stories that inform the way we engage with modern American culture and society. Free and open to the public 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Sunday, December 11

A Christmas Memory Reading — Retired Armstrong State University English professor Dr. Robert Strozier will deliver the 27th annual holiday reading of Truman Capote’s short story, "A Christmas Memory." Don’t miss this popular holiday tradition. 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.