HANCEVILLE, Ala.—Wallace State Community College is honored to announce it will host author Donald Brown on April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Burrow Center Recital Hall to discuss his book “Mr. X and Mr. Y.” His appearance was rescheduled from the fall semester.
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 in which she spread her victims’ 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 and is open to the public.
For more information, call 256.352.8356 or visit www.wallacestate.edu.