Fall 2018 Lecture Series - "Poetry: Why Read It? Why Write It? Who Cares?" by Olivia Stiffler

Oct 21, 2018

The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home is proud to present the second installment of the Fall 2018 Lecture Series in the parlor of the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home on Lafayette Square.

Poet Olivia Stiffler will use her personal journey of becoming a poet to discuss why people tend to shy away from the genre, but nevertheless search it out in times of grief. She will reflect on what she sees as a renaissance of the modern narrative poem and its power to renew and enlighten through story.

Stiffler is the author of two books of poetry. Her first book, "Otherwise, we are safe" was included the Writer’s Almanac Best of 2014. Poet James Tolan called her second book, "Hiding in Plain Sight," a "gorgeous and important work." Stiffler’s poems are included in the anthology Realms of the Mothers and in the 2018 Furman University anthology "Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005."


Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

207 East Charlton Street
Savannah, GA 31401

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