A recording of the December 6, 2021 virtual event “A Reading of Felon” with Reginald Dwayne Betts, presented by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities. Betts is an American poet, memoirist, and teacher. As a result of a carjacking he committed at the age of sixteen, he was sentenced to over eight years in prison. He has since gone on to author several award-winning works, including poetry, a memoir, and legal scholarship.
The Freedom & Captivity lecture series is sponsored by the Departments of American Studies, Anthropology, Art, English and Creative Writing, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, Theater and Dance, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the African American Studies program, the Oak Institute for Human Rights, Colby Libraries, and the Cultural Events Committee.