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A Southern Writer Explored In “Flannery’s Cafe” At Chatt State

Flannery O’Connor
Floyd Jillson
Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor was born nearly a century ago in Savannah, Georgia - and her complex legacy as a Southern Gothic writer reverberates to this day.

“Flannery’s Cafe” is a play that delves into her notions of prejudice, grace and redemption through the characters in her stories.

Written by Peggy Douglas and Jason Tinney, the play opens Friday at Chattanooga State Community College, in partnership with the nonprofit Mark Making.

Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, a public talkback will be held after the play - moderated by Donivan Brown, director of the Horton-Keller Center for Traumatic Healing in East Chattanooga.

In back-to-back conversations about the play, I spoke with Peggy Douglas and Donivan Brown - and our own Richard Winham spoke with Jason Tinney.

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