Join us for a special Book Club event during June M&T Second Friday!
Artist, Valentino Dixon will be here to discuss his new book, The Soul of an Unfreed Man: Drawing My Way to Freedom.
The Soul of an UnFreed Man is Dixon's first book detailing the "raw and thrilling tale as Valentino finds himself arrested at the age of 21 for a murder he didn't commit and sentenced to 39 years to life. He must survive the notorious Attica Prison, a place designed to break spirits. Eight eyewitnesses and a confession from the real killer were not enough to clear him, so seven years into his sentence, his uncle told him: "If you reclaim your talent, you can reclaim your life". Through his gifted hands and a set of colored pencils, Valentino draws every day for the next 20 years. He eventually receives national attention after the Attica Warden asked him to draw his favorite golf hole. This book is about faith, love, and hope. It will give strength and inspiration to anyone facing a difficult time."
This event is free.
In-person during June M&T Second Friday.