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Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays Book Launch

March 1, 2022 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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Please join The Notebooks Collective in welcoming Dr. Randall Horton for the launch of his new memoir, Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays. Dr. Horton will do a brief reading followed by a conversation with Ashley and guests Gary Lyles and Mark Johnson. Q&A to follow.

Reserve your tickets now to receive a special offer to purchase Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays.

Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays chronicles the improbable turnaround of a drug smuggler who, after being sentenced to eight years in state prison, returned to society to earn a PhD in creative writing and become the only tenured professor in the United States with seven felony convictions. Dr. Horton’s visceral essays highlight the difficulties of trying to change one’s life for the better, how the weight of felony convictions never dissipates.

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