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Fall Arts: Lectures and Literary Events


Book Signing with Laura Loup — Laura Loup is the author of "The Audacity." Sat., Sep. 14, 1 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.

Lecture: Tena Clark — The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home will welcome famed music producer, songwriter and author Tena Clark, who will speak about Southern Discomfort, her memoir about growing up in the South. Her childhood was permeated by many of the themes of O’Connor’s own life and work. Free and open to the public Sun., Sep. 15, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 East Charlton Street.

Lecture: The World of the Davenports — Celebrate Savannah’s music through the ages with this partnership between the Savannah VOICE Festival and the Davenport House Museum. Dr. Christopher E. Hendricks presents this talk. Mon., Sep. 16, 6 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown — Join for a Discussion of Brené Brown’s book, Daring Greatly. The subtitle of this book, pretty much sums it up: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Mon., Sep. 16, 7:30 p.m. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3.

Hungry for History?: Indigo Past to Present: Ossabaw Island and Colonial Georgia, 1760-1782 — Elizabeth DuBose, Executive Director of the Ossabaw Island Foundation, provides an overview of Colonial Georgia’s indigo economy from the perspective of Ossabaw Island, and discusses the story of modern Ossabaw Indigo. Free Tue., Sep. 17, 3:30 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

Lecture: Cuban Timber and Atlantic Ships: Spanish Shipbuilding in Havana and the Northern Caribbean, 1713-1763 — The lecture will be presented by Mr. Jason M. Daniel, PhD candidate at Florida International University. iFree Tue., Sep. 17, 6:30 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Spider-Man #1 by JJ Abrams Release Party — JJ Abrams is writing Spider-Man. This 5 issue event mini-series kicks off on September 18 and we’re throwing a party to celebrate. Wed., Sep. 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St.

Book Signing with James Taylor — James Taylor is the author of "Earth’s Future: Red Alert." Fri., Sep. 20, 4 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.

Batman Day 2019 — We’re celebrating Batman Day 2019 by giving away two free new Bat-books along with offering special deals on all Batman-related graphic novels, toys and statues in stock. Sat., Sep. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St.

Simon Says: Graphic Novel Noir w/ Andre R. Frattino and Jesse Lee — The creative duo Frattino & Lee will discuss their latest work, Simon Says, and the world of graphic novel publishing. Sat., Sep. 21, 7 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

Beautiful Darkness: Graphic Novel Book Club — Join on Monday, September 23rd for our next book club meetup! We’ll be discussing Beautiful Darkness. Join princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization’s heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience. Mon., Sep. 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St.

Lecture: The Ever Glorious Ninth of October: After the Siege — Presented by Mr. Harris Hoin, Coastal Heritage Society Historical Interpreter. Free Tue., Sep. 24, 6:30 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Susan Orlean Special Presentation — She is best known for her books The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and her most recent work, The Library Book. free Fri., Sep. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Book Signing with Jeff Pearson — Jeff Pearson is the author of "Forever Across the Marsh." Sat., Sep. 28, 1 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.

Simon Says Signing: Jesse Lee & Andre R. Frattino — Come meet the creative team behind Simon Says, the new graphic novel from Image Comics. Jesse and Andre will be signing from 1-3PM. Jesse will also be sketching as time allows. Sat., Sep. 28, 1 p.m. Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St.


flannery o’connor childhood home peacock party at the beach institute: — Celebrate 30 years since the purchase of the O’Connor Home at this fundraiser Friday, October 11, 6 p.m., at the Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris Street. This lively annual event will feature libations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, a silent auction and more. Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor characters, settings or the author’s life are encouraged but optional. All Peacock Party proceeds benefit programming and outreach initiatives at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah.

Lecture: Patriotic Pestilence: The Politics of Identity in American Yellow Fever Narratives — Dr. Jessica Wells, an independent scholar from Florida, will explore the antebellum antecedents to the cultural construction of yellow fever. Tue., Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Intro to Public Art Lecture — Moderated by Kristopher Monroe, vice-chair of HSMC, three panelists with experience in public art will discuss their work and the topic of Public Art. Free and open to the public Thu., Oct. 10. Savannah Cultural Arts Center, Corner of MLK and Oglethorpe Streets.

Lecture: Women’s Suffrage at 100: Exploring the Legacy of the 19th Amendment — Dr. Sarah Milov, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia, and author of The Cigarette: A Political History, will give an address on women’s suffrage. Presented by The Book Lady Bookstore. Free Thu., Oct. 10, 6 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

Halloween Comic Fest: A Free Comic Book Party — Halloween Comic Fest is the celebration of Halloween and comics. Free Halloween themed comics will be available, along with the chance for fans to participate in "The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever." Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St.


Book Lady Bingo w/ Christopher Berinato — Christopher Berinato has scoured the fringes of greater Savannah to dig up some deep cuts of history, legends, and attractions in this eye-opening guide to the most charming city in the South. Free Fri., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

2019 Ossabaw Weekend Writer’s Bash — The opening of applications for our three-day weekend retreat, The 2019 WeekendWriter’s Bash. Held November 1-3, 2019, the retreat will feature workshops and seminars led by Holly Hawthorn and Lenore Hart, visiting agents and publishers, and evening readings by faculty and participants. WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $1295 tuition covers three days and two nights lodging, meals, manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminars, readings and ferried transportation to the island. APPLY ONLINE: Fill in and submit convenient online form for easy, quick application. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd.

Lecture: James McTeer — Born and raised in Beaufort, SC, James McTeer won the 2015 South Carolina First Novel Prize for his novel Minnow. Free and open to the public Sun., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 East Charlton Street.

An Evening with Rick Atkinson — The Georgia Historical Society is hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson in a conversation with Stan Deaton, the Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society. The two will discuss Atkinson’s new book, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Henry Holt and Co.). Free Thu., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St.


Lecture: Janisse Ray — Janisse Ray is a writer, activist, and naturalist who has authored five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of eco-poetry. She was a 2015 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Free and open to the public Sun., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 East Charlton Street.

Robert Strozier Christmas Reading w/ Laura Lawton — Laura Lawton will deliver the 31st annual holiday reading of Truman Capote’s short story, "A Christmas Memory." Free and open to the public Sun., Dec. 15, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 East Charlton Street.

A Cup Of W.O.R.D — One of the best open mics in the city of Savannah that has been going on for a less than a year now at a locally owned coffee shop, held every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Hosted by the collegiate and community based performing arts organization, Way Of Real Discovery (W.O.R.D), INC. Doors open up/sign up begins @ 7:00pm, and the show starts @ 7:30pm. Free (No Cover Charge) Tue., Dec. 17, 7-9:30 p.m. 912-373-6762. Indulge Coffee, 1305 Barnard St.