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The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor Author Visit + Mini-Book Making

The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor tells the story of the odd, bird-loving author from Georgia. In this program, I will take you inside the book and inside the O'Connor archives, so you will get a rare glimpse at Flannery's childhood work. And finally, I will demonstrate several methods for making little books yourself, just as she did, and all the while share with you my ongoing love for O'Connor, birds, and stories.

Amy Alznauer

45 Minute Program

 

$129


Through a multi-media, engaging presentation, I will take you inside The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor, share a little of the story behind the book (why I wrote it and how I did my research), and finally share a bit about Ping Zhu's illustration process. (15 minutes)

Then we will chat a bit and I can answer any questions that came up during my presentation. (10 minutes or so).

Next I will take you into the O'Connor archives, and through another lively multi-media presentation, offer you a rare glimpse into the work O'Connor did as a child, her little books and drawings and cartoons that show her personality already in full bloom at 5, 10, 15 years old. And I will actually read aloud, which virtually turning the pages, of one of the stories she wrote (and tried to publish!) as a young person. (10 minutes)

Finally, I will demonstrate a few simple methods for making blank books yourself, hopefully inspiring you to become book-makers yourselves. (10 minutes)

About the Author

Amy Alznauer’s writing has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Christopher Award.

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