Memoir Against Mass Incarceration

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Wed. March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Northside JMRL Library

705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Hosted by: Books Behind Bars at UVA and Charlottesville Offender Aid and Restoration


The authors of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, a professor and three of his formerly incarcerated students, share what happened when they fought mass incarceration with memoir. Dave Coogan and coauthors Kelvin Belton, Stanley Craddock, and Dean Turner discuss this creative culmination of a writing class that began in the Richmond City Jail, and grew into a journey to re-entry.

Why Should You Attend?

Is it possible to write your way into a new life, in prison, in an environment that might drain your spirit? Put a human face on the statistics of mass incarceration with these wonderfully written stories that offer true insight into the lives of incarcerated men.


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