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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers

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The We of Me: The Chosen Families of Carson McCullers

Using original documents and artifacts from the collections of the Columbus Museum, the Columbus State University Archives, and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, The We of Me examines McCullers’ childhood in Columbus, her circle of friends in New York, and the influence of these two different worlds in her writing. Much of the material will be on public display for the first time. PLEASE VISIT WWW.COLUMBUSMUSEUM.COM for days and hours the exhibit is open.

Event Location: Columbus Museum - Yarbrough Gallery, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 – Tue, Feb 28, 2017

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Carson

The Columbus State University Department of Art is honored to be part of the celebration of Carson McCuller’s 100th Birthday. The art exhibition "Carson" which will showcase works by contemporary artists reflecting on the identity and memories of Carson McCullers. Works by Bo Bartlett, Sarah Hobbs, John Morton, Carl Van Vecthen among others will be featured in this exhibition. Hours of operation of the Bay Gallery are: M-Fri: 12 - 4 pm and Sat: 11 - 4 pm, or make an appointment with Hannah Israel at israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu. Parking: 920 Front Ave or street parking in front if available

Event Location: Corn Center for the Visual Arts - Bay Gallery, 921 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901

Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 – Fri, Feb 3, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 – Fri, Feb 10, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 – Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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Carson's Columbus: Race, Class, and Gender in 20th Century Columbus

Drawn from the Columbus State University's extensive collection of Carson McCullers material, this exhibit analyzes the social milieu in which the author grew up in Columbus. Please visit library.columbusstate.edu for a complete list of Schwob Memorial Library hours.

Event Location: Schwob Memorial Library - Columbus State University, 4225 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 – Tue, Feb 28, 2017

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Carson and Columbus: It's Complicated

Join Nick Norwood, director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians at Columbus State University, as he delves into the tangled relationship Carson McCullers had with the people of her hometown, Columbus Georgia. Part of the Columbus Museum’s “Lunch and Lecture” Series – please contact the Museum’s Education Department at edu@columbusmuseum.com by Friday February 3 if you would like to reserve a $10 lunch.

Event Location: The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Carson's Columbus

Dr. Virginia Causey, retired Professor of History at Columbus State University and author of the book "Red Clay, White Water, and Blues: The History of Columbus, Georgia" discusses the world in which Carson McCullers was born and grew.

Event Location: Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Thu, Feb 9, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Carson and the Southern Gothic

Dr. Courtney George, past director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, will place Carson McCullers' work in the context of the Southern Gothic writer. Find out who she was influenced by (and who she influenced) through her literary contributions.

Event Location: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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100th Birthday Celebration with Karen Allen

We celebrate Carson McCullers' birthday in a way we hope she would appreciate: music, drama, and Hollywood. Film Legend Karen Allen ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") will debut her new short film "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud." (based on the McCullers Short Story) and a choral and dramatic performance will be provided by the Schwob School of Music and the Columbus State University Departments of English and Theatre. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for our community!

Event Location: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Date: Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Karen Allen Discusses Her New Movie

Hollywood legend KAREN ALLEN ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") will discuss her new short film "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud." in this public presentation. The movie will premiere on Sunday February 19 at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Come meet an artist as iconoclastic as Ms. McCullers!

Event Location: University Hall - Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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The Illness Expericence in Carson McCullers' Life and Work

Dr. Casey Kayser, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas and President of the Carson McCullers Society, will present this intriguing look at how illness impacted the life and work of Ms. McCullers. You won't want to miss this presentation by one of the nation's pre-eminent McCullers scholars.

Event Location: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Public Book Discussion - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

We invite the public to this book discussion of Carson McCullers' "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter."

Event Location: Columbus Public Library, Synovus/CB&T Meeting Room A, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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NEA Big Read Lecutre: An Evening with Hilton Als

NOTE: NEW DATE AND LOCATION! An iconoclastic critic takes on an iconoclastic author in our NEA Big Read Kick-off! Legendary "New Yorker" writer HILTON ALS will provide a grand appreciation of Carson McCullers and her legendary first book "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" in this not-to-be-missed lecture event. A dessert reception follows.

Event Location: Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906

Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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