Friday, September 18, 2009
Dr. Saundra Westervelt Leads Book Discussion on The Innocent Man on September 21.
Dr. Saundra Westervelt of UNCG's Sociology Department, will lead this season's first book discussion on Monday, September 21, at 7:00 pm in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library. The book we're discussing? The Innocent Man, John Grisham's non-fiction account of the wrongful conviction of Ron Williamson. Dr. Westervelt recently sat down with University Libraries staff member Hannah Winkler to discuss her research, her connection to some of the "characters" in Grisham's book, and what The Innocent Man can teach us about what leads to wrongful conviction and its long-term effects on the exonerated. We invite you to listen to the podcast of their conversation, and we hope to see you Monday night!