Join PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing Program for the release of our companion curricula to the creative writing anthology, The Sentences that Create Us: Crafting a Writer’s Life in Prison. Like the book, these are free for all! PDFs will be distributed during the release.

Curricula were written by a team of formerly incarcerated authors and leading justice based arts instructors. Two versions are available: one for facilitators and one for independent writing groups. They have been tried by over 20 pilot workshops in ten different states including federal and state facilities.

Join facilitators who will introduce the curricula and offer concrete advice for how to establish an independent workshop or use these materials in an existing course.

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Thursday, June 6
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


Tuesday, June 11
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET