Doug Stanton has led an adventurous life — he nearly drowned in Cape Horn waters, survived a mugging by jungle revolutionaries, played basketball with George Clooney, and took an acting lesson from Harrison Ford. New York Times best-selling author (In Harm’s Way, Horse Soldiers) will speak at the free Ashley Hall Guest Writer Series on Mon. March 22. Originally scheduled to appear, poet R.H.W. Dillard has fallen ill. Based in Michigan, Stanton currently works as a contributing editor at Men’s Journal, where he writes about travel, sports, entertainment, and history. Students and the public are invited to the Sotille Thompson Recital Hall at Ashley Hall (172 Rutledge Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the event.