Teaching Creative Writing in Prison

is just what I might be doing this summer. It’s been a goal of mine to get involved in volunteering in prison for the past few years. Now it looks like it is actually going to happen.
Last weekend I attended a training workshop with the Shambhala Prison Community and out of that started a conversation with Bill Karelis.
Bill told me that the SPC is very interested in starting writing programs in prison and has begun working on two such projects already (one in Spain and one in Australia).
I told Bill that I’ve been talking with my friend, Tim Z. Hernandez about doing this kind of work for a while. I explained that both Tim and I are drawn to working with people in prison for similar reasonspeople we love have been in or still are in prison.
Last week the three of us had breakfast and decided now was the time to make this happen. I’ll share more details as we get them figured out.

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