EVENT: A Conversation with Damien Echols, appearing for his new memoir Life After Death. This Event is Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books & Midwest Innocence Project.
ABOUT THE BOOK: In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr., who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three were arrested for the murders of three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas. The ensuing trial was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria. Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced to life in prison; while eighteen-year-old Echols, deemed the “ringleader,” was sentenced to death. Over the next two decades, the WM3 became known worldwide as a symbol of wrongful conviction and imprisonment, with thousands of supporters and many notable celebrities who called for a new trial. In a shocking turn of events, all three men were released in August 2011. Now Echols shares his story in full—from abuse by prison guards and wardens, to portraits of fellow inmates and deplorable living conditions, to the incredible reserves of patience, spirituality, and perseverance that kept him alive and sane while incarcerated for nearly two decades.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Damien Echols was born in 1974 and grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Oregon, and Arkansas. At age eighteen, he was arrested along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley and charged with the deaths of three boys, now known as the Robin Hood Hill murders, in West Memphis, Arkansas. Echols received a death sentence and spent almost eighteen years on Death Row, until he, Baldwin, and Misskelley were released in 2011. The West Memphis Three have been the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO, and West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. Echols is the author of a self-published memoir titled Almost Home. He and his wife, Lorri Davis, live in New York City.
DATE & TIME: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.ADMISSION PACKAGE: $26.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Life After Death , One Stamped Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price. Online Ordering is now concluded. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.
EVENT FORMAT: Damien Echols will discuss his New Book Life After Death. The Presentation will last approximately One Hour followed by a Booksigning.
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