Exposure: On Writing in Prison

What risks do incarcerated writers face when their words travel beyond prison walls? And how do audiences of their work read, honor, and bear witness without assuming voyeuristic or exploitative perspectives? The PEN America Prison Writing Program commissioned currently incarcerated writers to reflect on these and other tensions between the realm of public readership and the often hidden creative life in prison. Dynamic authors, poets, activists, and actors Mahogany L. BrowneAja MonetJon SandsChristopher SotoKirya Traber and Jecoina Vinson bring the writers’ messages to life on the stage.

Featuring original work by: Peter Dunne, Greg Goodman, Lacino Hamilton, Elizabeth Hawes, Matthew Feeney, Benjamin Frandsen, Arthur Longworth, Santonio Murff and Anna Vanderford

The Prison Writing Contest Prizes are sponsored by the generous support of the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice. Programming for PEN America’s Prison Writing Program is made possible in part by generous funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

THE PEOPLE’S FORUM
320 W. 37TH ST.
NEW YORK, NY 10018

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When: Wed., May 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

What risks do incarcerated writers face when their words travel beyond prison walls? And how do audiences of their work read, honor, and bear witness without assuming voyeuristic or exploitative perspectives? The PEN America Prison Writing Program commissioned currently incarcerated writers to reflect on these and other tensions between the realm of public readership and the often hidden creative life in prison. Dynamic authors, poets, activists, and actors Mahogany L. BrowneAja MonetJon SandsChristopher SotoKirya Traber and Jecoina Vinson bring the writers’ messages to life on the stage.

Featuring original work by: Peter Dunne, Greg Goodman, Lacino Hamilton, Elizabeth Hawes, Matthew Feeney, Benjamin Frandsen, Arthur Longworth, Santonio Murff and Anna Vanderford

The Prison Writing Contest Prizes are sponsored by the generous support of the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice. Programming for PEN America’s Prison Writing Program is made possible in part by generous funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

THE PEOPLE’S FORUM
320 W. 37TH ST.
NEW YORK, NY 10018

Free

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