Please join us for Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop’s annual reading at Hamline University! MPWW instructors are proud to read work on behalf of writers incarcerated in Minnesota’s state correctional facilities and alumni will read their own work as well.
This is a free reading, open to the public. Please come and invite friends.
Here’s what audience members have said about past readings:
“The talent was astounding, the insight humbling….What a powerful event.”
“This was an amazing event. So moving.”
“I go to a ton of readings, and this was easily the best one I’ve gone to this year.”
One MPWW student wrote, “As a person who has spent the vast majority of his adult life caught in a cycle of crime, drug addiction, and prison, writing has been the one thing that has allowed me to reconnect with a part of myself that I lost sight of a long, long time ago. Writing and sharing my story has given me the opportunity to rediscover who I really am, who I was meant to be, and to finally begin realizing my potential.”
Refreshments will be served. The venue is accessible.
MPWW would like to acknowledge support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the First Universalist Foundation, The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University, and the Minnesota Department of Corrections.