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Breakout: Voices from Inside

 

  Monday, November 9 | WNYC Greene Space | NYC

With Mary Gaitskill, Eric Bogosian, Patricia Smith, Jamal Joseph, Marie Ponsot, Lemon Andersen, Sean Wilsey, and other guests

PEN Members and friends read the award-winning work from PEN’s Prison Writing Program at Breakout: Voices from Inside, an installment of WNYC’s signature series “The NEXT New York Conversation.” Donations and much-needed funds raised at the event enable the program to continue its most important mission into the future—helping incarcerated men and women to see themselves in a new way: as writers.

 

AUDIO & MANUSCRIPTS  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  PHOTO GALLERY
• View the photo gallery on Flickr     Entire event (1:14:03) Marie Ponsot reads
Untitled poem
by Scott Walt (3:05)     Introduction by Jessica Hagedorn (2:03) Eric Bogosian reads
“A Journal of a Prisoner”
by David Lightner (0:49)     Dawud Gonzalez reads
“San Quentin Prison”
by David J. Lista (0:59) Mary Gaitskill reads
“Kitchen Workers”
by Gail Leonard (7:26)     Eric Bogosian reads
“A Journal of a Prisoner”
by David Lightner (1:35) Sean Wilsey reads
“LIVE! From Texas Death Row!”
by Christopher Best (3:02)     Lemon Andersen reads
“Prison Moon”
by Jorge Antonio Renaud (1:54) Patricia Smith reads
“Just Another Death”
by Christina MacNaughton (4:21)     Sean Wilsey reads
Diary entry
by Charles Patrick Norman (1:12) Eric Bogosian reads
“LIVE! From Texas Death Row!”
by Christopher Best (3:57)     Mary Gaitskill reads
Diary entry
by Beverly Jaynes (2:07) Jamal Joseph reads
“Lepidoptera or Butterflies”
by Richard Miller (5:20)     Lemon Andersen reads
Diary entry
by Gary Salinas (3:10) Eric Bogosian reads
“A Journal of a Prisoner”
by David Lightner (1:27)     Eric Bogosian reads
“A Journal of a Prisoner”
by David Lightner (1:36) Lemon Andersen reads
Diary entry
by William Van Poyck (1:56)     Patricia Smith reads
“Panopticon”
by Diane Hamill Metzger (0:50) Dawud Gonzalez reads
“San Quentin Prison”
by David J. Lista (0:54)     Sean Wilsey reads
Diary entry
by Dennis Forrest (0:56) Ken Hartman discusses rehabilitation in a pre-recorded interview (3:07)     Dawud Gonzalez reads
Diary entry
by John Yarbrough (1:02) Jackson Taylor talks with Jamal Joseph and Lemon Andersen (19:10)

 

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