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Visiting Writers Series: Reginald Dwayne Betts
October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stockton University’s Visiting Writers Series presents this fall’s Mady Deininger Reading with award-winning poet Reginald Dwayne Betts. Betts will read from his new book Felon, followed by a brief Q&A.
REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS is a poet, essayist, and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Bastards of the Reagan Era and Shahid Reads His Own Palm. His latest collection of poetry, Felon, interrogates and challenges our notions of justice. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, is the story of a young man confined in the worst prisons in the state of Virginia, where solitary confinement, horrific conditions, and the constant violence threatened to break his humanity. Instead, Betts used the time to turn himself into a poet, a scholar, and an advocate for the reform of the criminal justice system. He holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is a Ph. D. in Law candidate at Yale and, as a Liman Fellow, he spent a year representing clients in the New Haven Public Defender’s Office.
This will be a virtual reading held via Zoom and live streamed here on Facebook. You will need access to a computer, smart phone or other telephone to attend.
You can tune in from your computer or smart phone by clicking this link: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/96469847791.
You can also call in to listen from a landline or cell phone. Dial 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID: 964 6984 7791.
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