Today is Flannery O’Connor’s birthday and it just wouldn’t be right to allow it to pass without acknowledgment. Flannery is the queen of American writers.
She once said, “Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
If you haven’t read her, do it.
(the painting is by Lauren Pope, see some of her other works here)