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Carson McCullers Center

Carson McCullers Center


The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Carson McCullers; to nurturing American writers and musicians; to educating young people; and to fostering the literary and musical life of Columbus, the State of Georgia, and the American South.

To that end, the Center operates a museum in McCullers' childhood home in Columbus, Georgia, presents extensive educational and cultural programs for the community, maintains an ever-growing archive of materials related to the life and work of McCullers, and offers fellowships for writers and composers who live for periods of time in the Smith-McCullers home in Columbus.

*CSU's Carson McCullers Center is pleased to announce Melissa Pritchard as the 2016 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow! To learn more about Melissa, visit here.*


The sources of creation are very mysterious, and I don't think one can find them by just looking for them. I think they have to come from within you. Don't you feel so?

                                                                                                                            ~Carson McCullers


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For more information, please contact the Center at 706-569-2507 or

Save the Date:

Carson at 100: The McCullers Centennial

McCullers Collection Archive Exhibition
Schwob Memorial Library

CSU Main Campus
October 2016-March 2017
Reception: February 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

Art Exhibition Bay Gallery
Corn Center for the
Visual Arts
January 17-February 25
Opening Reception: February 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

New Yorker Critic, Hilton Als
Columbus Museum
January 25, 7:00 pm

The Georgia Poetry Circuit and
Carson McCullers Center presents:
poet, Kim Addonizio
Reading and Book Signing, CSU Arnold Hall 113
January 30, 7:30 pm

"Carson's Columbus" - Lecture
by Historian Dr. Virginia Causey
Columbus Library
February 9, 7:00 pm


*Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Smith McCullers home at 1519 Stark Avenue in Columbus (31906).