March 25, 2016 March 25, 2016

Professor Horton comes to Hollister

Professor Horton, Author of Hook: A Memoir, Comes to Hollister

Professor Randall Horton is the author of the national hit, Hook: A Memoir. He will be coming to Hollister on Thursday March 24th to read for our town. Professor Horton is appearing on the 2nd longest running poetry radio show in America: Out of Our Minds on KKUP (91.5fm) which is hosted by local poet Rachelle Escamilla.  Escamilla's own book, "Imaginary Animal" was published by Professor Horton through his press, Willow Books (Detroit). 

Here is a synopsis of the book: 

"Hook: A Memoir, is a gripping story of transformation. Without excuse or indulgence, author and educator Randall Horton explored his downward spiral from unassuming Howard University undergraduate to homeless drug addict, international cocaine smuggler, and incarcerated felon -- all before showing  us the redemptive role that writing and literature played in helping him reclaim his life. Hook explores race and social construction in America, the forgotten lives within the prison industrial complex, and the resilience of the human spirit." 

If you would like to order a copy of HOOK, you can do so HERE or you can bring CASH on the night of the event, there will be books at the event. 

This event is free and open to the public. So far, Brewery 25 will be pouring samples for members of the public who are 21 or older and live music will open the night.  


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