Ronda Rich to headline Women's Forum event at Clayton State

Syndicated columnist, public speaker and best-selling author Ronda Rich will give the keynote address at the annual Women’s Forum luncheon, Thursday, April 26, at Clayton State University.

Although the event, which is being sponsored by the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus, is part of the university’s Women’s Forum series, supporters point out that it is definitely “not for women only.” Rich, with a strong background in journalism — particularly sports writing — and her extensive knowledge of NASCAR and the legends who made it famous, appeals to a broad audience of readers. Her book, “What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should),” is in its 29th printing, and her weekly column, “Dixie Divas,” is a regular feature in scores of newspapers across the South.

The cost of the luncheon is $15, and reservations are required by April 23. Contact Francine Mocniak, at (678) 466-5426, or via e-mail at: FrancineMocniak@clayton.edu. The event will be held from noon, to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, in Room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center, on the university’s main campus, at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., in Morrow, Ga. 

Through “What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should),” Rich was introduced to a whole new audience that discovered her wit, wisdom and flare for telling stories. She has been referred to in recent years as a “popular Southern sage,” and speaks at more than 100 events each year. Her sixth book — “There's A Better Day A-Comin’ ” — is due to be released in September.