Writing

  • Keeping the Faith - The Prison Project - Founded in 1995, "Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project" is a series of workshops with incarcerated women in WA, MA, FL, and Brazil focusing on writing, movement, and performance skills provided through lecture demonstrations, performances, and classes.

  • Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project - Keeping the Faith - The Prison Project serves women in Washington state prisons through dance, expository writing, visual art and performance. This program serves hundreds of women in prison as well as offering their incarcerated peers in the audience a chance to discuss topics relating to their own lives after each performance.

  • Prisons Foundation - Prisons Foundation publishes books written by or about prisoners. Their publishing program includes all types of books which are published on their website in the exact manner that prisoners submit them. All books on any subject are welcome. Books are not screened or censor in any way, so prisoners are free to write anything they wish. There is no charge to publish the book and no charge to anyone who wishes to read it. Plus the prisoner retains full rights to his or her book if they later wish to place it with a literary agent or commercial publisher. Publishing a book on the Prisons Foundation website is in fact a good way to bring it to the attention of agents and larger publishers. For full details, please write them. 

  • Prison Writing Program - Founded in 1971, the PEN Prison Writing Program believes in the restorative, rehabilitative power of writing and provides hundreds of inmates across the country with skilled writing teachers and audiences for their work. It provides a place for inmates to express themselves freely and encourages the use of the written word as a legitimate form of power. PEN's Prison Writing Program sponsors an annual writing contest, publishes a free "Handbook for Writers In Prison," provides one-on-one mentoring to inmates, conducts workshops, and seeks to promote inmates' work publicly through literary publications and readings.

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