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'Cracker Queen' returns to O'Connor House
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Georgia Public Radio commentator and former Savannah Creative Loafing columnist Lauretta Hannon will give another of her wild readings this Sunday afternoon.

Hannon will read some of her trademark tales, including radio favorites like “Mama & the Chain Gang” and “Crazy Aunt Brenda.”

Audience members who best complete the sentence, “You might be a Cracker Queen if...” will receive special prizes. A reception featuring RC Cola, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Moon Pies will follow the reading.

Hannon’s last visit to Savannah two years ago was a huge success, with almost fifty people being turned away at the door.

Since then, Hannon tells us, “my website has turned into a repository for wild, true Southern stories submitted by folks from all over the country.”

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The Savannah visit is part of a higher touring profile for the gregarious female raconteur.

“I had a reading last month in the mountains and have four more scheduled across the state later this year. And I've learned how to play the theremin,” she says, referring to the antenna-like instrument that makes eerie space alien sounds.

The event is free and open to the public.

‘Cracker Queen: True Stories of Southern Humor & Hellraisin'’ will be Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m. at the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (207 E. Charlton). The event is free & open to the public. A reception & CD signing will follow the reading. This is part of the Flannery O'Connor Lecture Series.

For more info, call Dr. Bob Strozier at 352-3888.