HANCEVILLE, Ala.—Wallace State Community College is honored to announce it will have author Donald Brown on Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Burrow Center Recital Hall to discuss his new book “Mr. X and Mr. Y.”
Brown’s book is a non-fictional exploration of the “torso murders” that occurred in Calhoun County in 1959. Viola Hyatt was the woman convicted of the murders and she spread their dismembered bodies across three conjoining counties in Alabama.
Brown was the original reporter covering the investigation of the “Torso Murders” in 1959 for The Birmingham News.
“Tapping out these words on a desktop 57 years later, I am as certain about that as ever. That story and that woman have lived in me for a long time. They finally convinced me to share them in a lasting way. So I am shaping a book, perhaps the last lap on my track.” –Don Brown, al.com
Wallace State invites all to attend the event and Brown will be able to give insight about the gruesome murder that some Alabamians may still recall. He will also give advice on how to construct a book, hold a Q&A at the end of his dialogue and hold a book signing at the end of the event.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 256.352.8356 or visit www.wallacestate.edu.