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Voices from the Inside: Prison-Writing Award Winners

City of Asylum (2018)

Breaking Out: Voices from the Inside

Tuesday, August 27th
7:00 pm

How do incarcerated voices resonate beyond walls, beyond bars?

Breaking Out: Voices from the Inside is a presentation of Words Without Walls, a program of the Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing. The program illuminates experiences of the criminal justice system through a night of readings and performances celebrating PEN America Prison Writing Award winners. Prominent local authors will perform the award-winning pieces of poetry, fiction, memoir & theater written by incarcerated writers.

Voices from the Inside

Performers include a cross-section of activists, artists, journalists, politicians & policymakers. Performances and writings explore common ground in incarcerated and free experiences and reveals the power of sharing ones story.

Breaking Out: Voices from the Inside is presented in partnership with PEN America Center & Chatham University.

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