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Clayton State University

Clayton State University is located 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting. The University currently offers four master's degree programs and more than 30 baccalaureate degree programs. With an enrollment of 6,000 students, the university is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having the most diverse student population among comprehensive baccalaureate-level colleges and universities in the southern United States. Undergraduate classes and an MBA cohort are also offered in Fayette County. A national pioneer in "ubiquitous mobile computing," Clayton State was the third public university to require that each student have access to a notebook computer. Clayton State University is the only university in the country adjacent to both state and national archives facilities: the Georgia Archives and the National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region. The world class music recital venue, Spivey Hall, is located on the university's campus. The athletics program features 12 sports and competes in NCAA Division II in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. The Clayton State University's women's basketball team went 29-6 in 2006/2007 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four in March 2007.

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  • Writer and Clayton State Theater Director Phillip DePoy reads from and discusses his latest book, *The King James Conspiracy*. Those attending this Visiting Writers Reading Series event also hear DePoy describe his writing technique.
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  • National bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry talks about why she writes and how she came to writing as a career.
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    Clayton State University
  • Poet Chad Davidson reads his poetry for the Clayton State Visiting Writers Reading Series. The Visiting Writers Reading Series is sponsored by the Clayton State Department of English under the direction of Assistant Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd. Davidson's reading is sponsored in part by the Georgia Writers Registry through a LEGG (Literary Event Grants of Georgia) grant, and is free and open to the public.
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    Clayton State University
  • Laurel Snyder discusses her collections of poetry, *The Myth of the Simple Machines* and *Daphne & Jim: a choose-your-own-adventure biography in verse*.
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  • Kevin Young, Emory University's Professor of Poetry, discusses his unique compositions. He is widely known for finding inspiration in African American music, particularly the blues, and in the history of black America. His compilations of poetry include, *For the Confederate Dead* and *Black Maria: Poems Produced and Directed by Kevin Young*.
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  • Megan A. Volpert reads from her latest poetry collection, *the desense of nonfense*.
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    Clayton State University
  • French author Brigitte Byrd discusses her writing, including her new book, *Song of a Living Room*.
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    Clayton State University
  • Natasha Trethewey, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of *Native Guard*, reads from her works of poetry.
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  • Wendy A. Burns-Ardolino discusses her book, which spans the fields of women's studies, cultural studies, and media studies as it examines the significance of women's embodied experience with the most intimate feminine foundation garments. Burns-Ardolino weaves together feminist theory of the body, the cultural production and consumption of fashion and beauty cultures, femininity, and female subjectivity to tell the story of how women are shaped physically, culturally, socially and politically by shaping garments.
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    Clayton State University
  • Randy Prunty discusses his latest book, *Fish Log*.
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    Clayton State University