The panelists plan to share their experiences in leading creative writing and performing in prison programs throughout the U.S. and especially Ohio. They can inform the audience of opportunities for writers to work and volunteer as creative writers now as programming begins to open post- (dare we say?) covid. They will also address questions on what writers might avoid, and what they might learn for their own writing. Most of all, they may, in the words of Gorfain, help incarcerated residents “transform their lives as they seek to redeem their pasts and remake their futures.” Sponsored by Mac's Backs Books.
Christopher Dum, Phyllis Gorfain, Annie Holden, Diane Kendig, Zachary Thomas