Alan Flurry is an Athens, Georgia-based writer.
Alan Flurry’s TV Show Elevates the Conversation
By Matt Shedd
October 23, 2013
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By Charles McNair
July 2, 2013 | 1:27pm
Writer, producer, director: The talented Mr. Flurry
By Brad Mannion
June 13, 2013
WUGA-FM and WUGA-TV win Georgia Association of Broadcasters Awards
By UGA News Services
June 10, 2013
Cansville by Alan Flurry — Putting on a show
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June 4, 2013
Sculpting in Time by Andrey Tarkovsky — A simple set of instructions
By Alan Flurry
January 2, 2013
Alan Flurry Q&A — His New Novel, Literature and the Writing Life
September 5, 2012
Cansville, by Alan Flurry, is a short novel about Toby Alameda, creative director of the Cansville Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, as he sets about to reconstruct the story of his boyhood home and the extended family that had lived there. The structure itself had been expanded from a modest farmhouse where his family took in relatives during the Great Depression. By the time the young Toby was practicing archery in his upstairs bedroom two generations later, the great emptied house had so grown into his being that he hardly gave it any thought. Until he tried to write about it.
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My short story Century 2.1, published in Azure
Whoever would have thunk it, that pointless exhaustion can provide a passage through the morass? I get it; too hopeful, too quickly. First comes the re-appraisal of words we thought we knew well – better, normal, fair, bad, new – not only considering them, but not thinking of them in the same way again. Ever. …
What is the concept of afford, and does it work both ways? The question is not whether it can work two ways, but for the concept to be meaningful at all, it has to be fully operational with regard to meaning. We’re not just deciding what to spend money on — wait, yes we are! …
Since this is what goes, anything goes. Raising questions about what we were led to believe – no, an after-the-fact description in place of an assessment is not one. It’s a critique, disassociated and casually thoughtless. And all the while confirming that anyone can just do anything and… wait a minute: who is the nihilist …
Alan Flurry is an Athens, Georgia-based writer, currently the director of communications for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. Producing dozens of interviews with visiting artists to the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Flurry began to blend his knack for conversation with filmmaking. In November 2011, he traveled to Venice with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra from the Hodgson School of Music to film a documentary of their performance at the opera house La Fenice. The concert was sponsored by UNESCO, as part of a wider conference on the future of the city in the context of global climate change. The one-hour documentary ARCO in Venice aired on the Georgia Public Broadcasting affiliate WUGA-TV in the fall of 2012. In June 2013, ARCO in Venice received a Merit Award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
Flurry produced and directed the documentary short Art Rosenbaum, Mural in Progress, which premiered at the AthFest film festival in 2013 and Roma Amor, which premiered at the Georgia Museum of Art in 2014.
Also in the fall of 2012, Unscripted with Alan Flurry launched on WUGA-TV. Unscripted is a 30-minute interview show wherein Flurry interviews distinguished guests to Athens and the UGA campus. Episodes include interviews with filmmaker Sterlin Harjo, 2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr, artist Nicola López, poet Anne Waldman, historian Peter Wood and actor Brian Reddy, political consultant Paul Begala, journalist Ntone Edjabe, Native Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden and art critic Jed Perl.
Flurry’s original feature screenplay for The Next Paris was an official selection of the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival. He plays drums on the Dave Marr album, WE WERE ALL IN LOVE. Flurry is married to the artist and writer Amy Flurry. They live in Athens, Georgia with their two children.