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Book Launch and a Conversation – The Boy Behind the Wall

Apr 8th
17:00 - 19:00
Book Launch and a Conversation - The Boy Behind the Wall

Our members DWRM are delighted to host the launch of The Boy Behind the Wall – a deeply moving and life-changing book about the best and worst parts of ourselves – the journey from childhood innocence to the trauma of the teenage years that lead to adulthood and prison. It takes you full circle through these harsh realities, with performance and poetry, and then back onto the long road out again.

This book is essential reading for anyone who works with children, families, prisoners or people with convictions; and for anyone with lived experience of feeling trapped in a place where they don’t belong.



About the author

Dalton Harrison is the founder of StandFast Productions (a collective of people with convictions who use art and performance to tell their stories) and has worked as a teaching assistant with the Inside-Out Project at Durham University. He is studying for a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Leeds, where he continues to highlight the importance of prison education and discuss his experiences of being transgender in a women’s prison. Dalton has written articles for Inside Time, Pink News and Sister Magazine x TGN, and his poetry has been published in the award-winning anthology Bloody Amazing and TransVerse II: No Time For Silence. The Boy Behind the Wall is his first solo collection.

Two other invited speakers will read from Dalton’s book and share their own experiences of Higher Education inside prison and beyond.


About the hosts

DWRM is a social enterprise that supports the delivery of Higher Education for people in prison and on release. The lived experience and voice of people who have spent time in prison informs and drives their work.

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