“An Ultimate Concern”
The Life & Work of Flannery O’Connor
Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Bannan 102 Auditorium, Bannan Science Building
“The only concern, so far as I see it, is what Tillich calls the ultimate concern. It is what makes the stories spare and what gives them any permanent quality they may have.”
Organized by Crossroads Seattle Cultural Center and featuring Image editor Gregory Wolfe, this multi-media presentation will offer insights into the life and art of American writer Flannery O’Connor.
A collage made up of film and audio clips—including O’Connor’s own voice—dramatic readings, and narrative background, “An Ultimate Concern” will delve into this Southern writer’s enigmatic stories and their provocative use of violence and the grotesque.
This event is an opportunity to encounter Flannery O’Connor through her own words, in order to enter into the heart of her thought, her stories, her personality, and her brief but intensely fulfilled life.