This year, people all over Fayette County are reading
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter." That's because
the Fayette County Public Library's (1821 Heritage Park
Way, Fayetteville) annual Fayette on the Page program is
focusing on the work of Georgia author Carson McCullers,
specifically "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," for
This year's program will feature, throughout August and
September, a series of three films based on works by
McCullers. These three films will be screened free of charge
for the public at the Fayette County Public Library, and will
include two Clayton State University professors sharing their
time and expertise, hosting the screenings and then
facilitating Q&A sessions after the screenings. Professor of
English Dr. Gwendolyn Harold, and Associate Professor of
English Dr. Brigitte Byrd are both taking part in this
Each film will be shown twice in one week, on a Tuesday
evening at 6:30 p.m., and on the following Saturday at 3 p.m.
Harold, an expert on Southern Literature, hosted screenings
on Aug. 14 and Aug. 18, and will return on Tuesday, Sept. 4,
at 6:30 p.m., to introduce and facilitate discussion of
another McCullers-based film. Note: The library is prohibited
from publicizing the actual titles of the films outside of
the library - a stipulation of the performance license
purchased annually in order to show movies to the public.
Contact the Fayette County Public Library at (770) 461-8841
and ask for film titles. A printed schedule for the Fayette
on the Page 2012 Film Series, including film titles and
descriptions, is also available for pickup at the library.
Byrd, a Fayetteville resident, will help close out the
McCullers film series on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., with
an introduction to the final film in the series, followed by
a facilitated discussion.
"Dr. Harold's presence this past Tuesday enhanced
the audience's viewing experience a great deal, and we
are looking forward to the rest of her appearances, as well
as Dr. Byrd's," says the Fayette County Public
Library's Public Services Librarian Sarah Trowbridge.
"We are so grateful to be able to count on the expert
assistance of Clayton State's faculty whenever we need a
little academic `something extra' for our programs here
at the public library."