Write On, Door County (writeondoorcounty.org) will present authors Judith Gwinn Adrian and Héctor Cólon in conversation March 12, 7 pm, at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. This will be the first time the authors will discuss their collaborative book project, From the Boxing Ring to the Board Room. Presented in collaboration with the Wisconsin Writers’ Association, this program is free and open to the public.
Being bullied as a south-side Milwaukee child can elicit many kinds of responses. Colón’s childhood trials led to the United Community Center boxing program and seven subsequent USA National boxing titles. This same fierce determination to succeed nurtured the virtues of magnanimity, humility, courage, fortitude and temperance – deep-rooted virtues that he continues to embrace as CEO and president of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.Adrian is the author of three nonfiction books, including In Warm Blood: Prison & Privilege, Hurt & Heart, based on her friendship with DarRen Morris, who is currently serving a life sentence in a Wisconsin maximum-security prison. She holds a Ph.D. in adult learning from UW-Madison.