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Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College in 1998. He earned an MFA from Indiana University in 2003 and is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of autobiographical essays called How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (both from Agate Bolden). Laymon is currently an Associate Professor of English and co-director of Africana Studies at Vassar College. Sponsored by the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, the Creative Writing Program, and the Department of English at Wake Forest University.