Political Earthquakes— Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA). Free Thu., Sep. 28, 8 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.
Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture— Telfair Museums presents a talk by distinguished museum director and artist Kimberly Camp, who will tell the fascinating and largely unknown story of collector Albert C. Barnes and his relationship with the African American community. Free and open to the public Thu., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.
Visiting Writer Series w/ Elise Blackwell— Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts will present a reading by acclaimed writer Elise Blackwell. The author of five novels, including Hunger, the novel follows the varied relationships of four characters as they solve a murder mystery surrounding the world’s high art scene. Thu., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
Scenic Impressions Opening Lecture— Lecture by noted scholar of Southern art, Martha Severens. Severens is a former curator at museums including the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, and the Greenville County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC. Members free, non-members $5 Thu., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.
Pastoral Ministry in Flannery O'Connor's 'The Enduring Chill'— Father Gavin Dunbar, the Rector of St. John’s Church in Savannah, will consider the pastoral ministry of “Fahther Finn – from Purrgatory” in O’Connor’s short story, “The Enduring Chill.” Free and open to the public Sun., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.
Short Story Competition— The Savannah Authors Workshop will sponsor its 2017 short story competition open to Georgia writers. The first prize is $100; second is $50; third is $25. Each submission must be an unpublished short story of less than 1,500 words and will be accepted from 8/1 to 10/31/2017. Entries will be anonymous, identified only by a code-word selected by each entrant. There will be a single anonymous judge. Authors must not identify themselves anywhere in their entries. The full competition rules and entry form are available by email only from: firstname.lastname@example.org Through Oct. 15. No physical address given, none.
Extremism, Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh— Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA). Free for SWCA members, $0 non-members Thu., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.
ART PAPERS Live: A Conversation with Triple Candie— Telfair partners with ART PAPERS magazine to present a conversation with Triple Candie around the issues and themes presented in Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern. Free and open to the public Sat., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
- The Owens-Thomas House
Conservation and Restoration at the Owens-Thomas House— This lecture presents the Owens-Thomas House as an evolving example of historic preservation and the various approaches and treatments used in its material preservation throughout the home’s nearly 70 years as a historic house museum. Free and open to the public Thu., Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
Thomas Jefferson: Leadership in a Revolutionary World— The Georgia Historical Society and UVaClub of Savannah will host an evening with Dr. Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair at the University of Virginia, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, winner of the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award. Thu., Nov. 2, 6 p.m. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street.
What Africa's Rise Means for the Future Security and Prosperity of the United States--and Why We Aren't Ready— Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA). Free for SWCA members, $10 non-members Thu., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.
Savannah Children's Book Festival— Children from all over have the opportunity to stroll down beautiful Forsyth Park’s paths and get up close and personal with local authors, indie authors, and others from all over. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. Forsyth Park
Exploring Flannery O'Connor's Themes in Modern Day Cuba— Melanie Bowden Simón will discuss how her own personal experiences in Cuba echoed Flannery O’Connor’s remarkable power to find grace and beauty in life’s darkest moments. Free and open to the public Sun., Nov. 19, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St
Lines of Influence— The SCAD Museum of Art and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation present a group exhibition to commemorate the centennial celebration of the birth of acclaimed painter, storyteller, educator and chronicler of the mid-20th-century African American experience, Jacob Lawrence. SCAD MOA, 601 Turner Blvd.
The Inside Story of the Iran Nuclear Deal— Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA). Free for SWCA members, $10 non-members Thu., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.
Dr. Robert Strozier Reading of Truman Capote's 'A Christmas Memory'— Retired Armstrong State University English professor Dr. Robert Strozier will deliver the 28th annual holiday reading of Truman Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memory.” Don’t miss this annual holiday tradition. Free and open to the public Sun., Dec. 17, 3 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.