Carson McCuller’s 101st Birthday
Birthday cake reception at Carson’s childhood home, screening of artist Grande Dame’s animated short film, “A Star Named Carson,” and reading by poet Sue Brannan Walker from her book, It’s Good Weather for Fudge: Conversing with Carson McCullers. Dr. Walker is a poet, author and editor. In 2015 she was named Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama. She is a former Poet Laureate of Alabama. Grande Dame, aka Tiff McGinnis, a self-taught multimedia artist, born and raised in Columbus, is an audio-visual storyteller who writes music, creates animations and makes an array of art in different mediums from the images in her animations.
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Location: CSU Smith-McCullers House, 1519 Stark Avenue, Columbus