Herb Weiss and Nancy Carriuolo, co-editors of The Selected E-Mail Correspondences of Richard Walton, a commemorative collection of writing from the universally respected advocate for social justice, have released the e-book for free download on the fifth anniversary of Walton’s December 2012 death. “We hope that this book brings back fond memories of Richard and that you will consider [telling] all your friends, colleagues and family members who knew him, his good work and deeds,” said Weiss.
Originally published in 2014, it was a fundraiser to equip the English Department Conference Room to be named in Walton’s honor at Rhode Island College, where Walton taught for 25 years and of which Carriuolo was then president. Weiss announced the book in a Motif article (motifri.com/e-book-to-memorialize-richard-walton): “The beloved social activist and educator who put tireless energy and effort into supporting many worthy causes began emailing and connecting to his family and vast network of friends electronically in the early 1990s. Over 20 years, he would literally write thousands of correspondences on a vast array of topics including serious social causes, baseball and boxing, politics and even entertaining observations about Rhode Islanders and local events.” You can find the E-book here: RichardWaltonE-bookFinal.