Sunday, November 25, 2012

PEN Prison Writing Program fundraiser

 Belladonna editorial board member Cara Benson also works with the PEN Prison Writing Program, which is having a fundraising event tomorrow at The Strand. Help spread the word and attend if you're in NYC!

Monday, November 26 at 7:30PM
The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (on the corner of 12th St.), New York City

Join a panel of tremendous writers and actors, including Lili Taylor, Nick Flynn, Touré, Bryonn Bain, Staceyann Chin, and Eric Boyd for a reading of moving, award-winning prose and poetry from the PEN Prison Writing Contest. Proceeds from the event help ensure that PEN's Prison Writing Program continues to promote the restorative and rehabilitative power of writing by providing hundreds of inmates with skilled writing teachers, free Handbooks for Writers in Prison, and a forum where inmates are encouraged to use the written word.

If you can’t attend, please sponsor an MFA writing student to go in your place!

This event will feature a special reading of poems and prose by incarcerated men and women from prisons that include: El Paso, Texas; Florence, Colorado; Ft Leavenworth, Kansas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lexington, Kentucky; Montgomery, Alabama; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Ossining, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Riker’s Island, New York; Sacramento, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Tallahassee, Florida; Terre Haute, Indiana; Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, DC.

The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room.
Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase here:

Visit PEN.org for more info: http://www.pen.org/blog/?p=17000

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