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 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.