Concord Reads, a citywide literary event encouraging community members to read and discuss the same book, will cap off its 2019 campaign with an event at Red River Theatres on Thursday.
Benjamin Rachlin, author of Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption, will discuss his writing process and answer questions from NHPR’s Peter Biello and the audience.
The evening will conclude with a book signing in the Red River Theatres Lobby.
According the the Concord Reads website, “Ghost of the Innocent Man tells the heart-wrenching story of an innocent man’s 25 years in prison and his relentless champion’s efforts to prove his innocence. Wrought with examples of the shortcomings of the country’s criminal justice system, the story is also suffused with hope and the possibility of meaningful reform as it follows the gallant efforts of the people who are working to change the system. With an overarching theme of the roles of race, ethnicity, and class in wrongful conviction, this title is sure to spark engaging and important conversation in the Concord Community.”
The event is at 7 p.m.