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WWI & America programming update

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Thank you to every one who attended any of the Clayton State Library’s WWI & America programming. This fall we have hosted two discussion panels and two public screenings of the documentary Lioness.

If you missed either of the discussion panels, you can catch up with the video recordings posted on our WWI & America website here: http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica. The Lioness film will be added to the Library’s collection for 7-day loan by Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. Other guests may view the film inside the library.

While our programming has concluded for the year, we are already planning for next year’s events. Beginning in January 2018, we will offer a series of writing workshops. The primary targeted audience of these workshops will be veterans, family members of veterans, and any others interested in writing about the themes: “The Experience of War” and “Coming Home.” Workshop attendees will receive professional guidance in creating original written work in their choice of genre, such as short fiction, creative non-fiction, autobiography, and poetry. In addition, workshop attendees will have the opportunity to share their original work at a public reading.

To assist us in the planning of the workshops and the public reading, please take a few minutes to respond to this short survey.

Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested. All WWI & America programming is free and open to the public. Please direct any questions or concerns about 2018 WWI & America programming to Emily Crews (EmilyCrews@clayton.edu).

Presented by Library of America with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, World War I and America is a two-year initiative that aims to bring veterans and their families together with the general public to explore the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand.

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