Call for submissions: writing by artists who facilitate workshops inside

Project: An anthology of writing by artists who lead/teach (or previously led/taught) arts workshops inside correctional facilities. I seek submissions to construct a book proposal for publication. Submission Guidelines + Instructions: Writing must be inspired by your prison work. It does not need to be directly connected to a specific event, experience, or person. Please indicate where names/identifying information …

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Denney Juvenile Justice Center Poetry Workshop Launches New Blog, Downloadable Poetry Books

Denney Juvenile Justice Center Poetry Workshop founder and facilitator Mindy Hardwick writes, In 2005, I volunteered to facilitate a poetry workshop with youth at Denney Juvenile Justice Center, located in Everett, Washington. Each week, I meet with a group of young men and a group of young ladies and we write poems which are based …

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Prison Theater: Performing New Lives

This review was originally posted on January 12th, 2011 by Lois Holzman, Director of the East Side Institute here. “We have a play to perform. We are accountable to one another. In programs that culminate with performances for prison audiences, and (especially) public audiences, there is an opportunity for prisoners to display and celebrate the …

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Book Announcement: Reading Is My Window

Meg Sweeney, Associate Professor of English and  Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, has authored a new book! Reading Is My Window is about incarcerated women's reading practices.  The book is available from the University of North Carolina Press. Author Meg Sweeney writes to the Prison Arts Coalition about her book: Drawing on extensive individual interviews …

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Is William Martinez Not Our Brother? Twenty Years of the Prison Creative Arts Project

Professor Buzz Alexander, founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) at the University of Michigan, has authored a new book celebrating twenty years of PCAP. The book is NOW AVAILABLE from the University of Michigan Press. Buzz's Book Tour Dates: Battle Creek, MI (after) Prison: Denied Opportunities or Safer Communities? Friday, Oct. 1st @ …

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