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'Crazy in Alabama' author to attend Troy University's Trading Matters conference

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TROY, AL (WSFA) -

Award-winning southern author and screen writer, Mark Childress, will deliver the keynote address at the Reading Matters Interdisciplinary Summer conference at Troy University on June 12.

The conference will begin on June 11 in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor, with an inaugural address delivered by Dr. Hal Fulmer.

"As part of the University's multi-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to create a culture of engaged readers, the summer reading conference provides an opportunity to assist our faculty with ideas about how to encourage our students to become more active readers and learners," Dr. Fulmer said. "This faculty development piece is one of three major focus areas for our QEP, along with the Common Reading Initiative and the College Reading selections. We are excited to present this conference which will include a major keynote address by Mark Childress, a spotlight lecture by Frye Gaillard, presentations by Troy University faculty, staff and students, as well as presentations by faculty from across the region and the country."

Childress will discuss 'The Greatest Invention' at 10:30 a.m. on June 12 in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor, with a discussion of 'Crazy in Alabama' to follow at 11:30 a.m.

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