On Monday (July 11) we’ll be starting another round of Writing with Flannery O’Connor—my six-week online course. We’ll dig into O’Connor’s essays in which she talks about writing, and we’ll also look closely at her fiction to understand how it does its work and how we as writers might put some of her principles into effect. This introductory lecture should give you an idea of what to expect:
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Jonathan Rogers is the author of The Terrible Speed of Mercy, one of the finest biographies of Flannery O’Connor we've ever read. His other books include the Wilderking Trilogy–The Bark of the Bog Owl, The Secret of the Swamp King, and The Way of the Wilderking–as well as The World According to Narnia and a biography of Saint Patrick. He has spent most of his adult life in Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his wife Lou Alice are raising a houseful of robustious children.