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Writing on the Inside

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University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park

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Drawing on the success of Essex Book Festival's Writing on the Inside workshops, ­panelists Femi Keeling (writer and workshop leader), Jon Crane (researcher), and Louisa Steel (Essex Libraries) discuss the importance of providing writing opportunities in prison, and the transformative power of creative writing. The panel, chaired by Antonia Byatt, Interim Director at English PEN, will open with a reading of the prisoners’ work by one of the workshop participants.


CRIME AND PUNISHMENT SYMPOSIUM
FRIDAY 9 MARCH

This event is part of the Crime and Punishment Symposium at the University of Essex.

Over the last three years Essex Book Festival, Essex Libraries, University of Essex and English PEN have collaborated on a series of creative writing workshops, Writing on the Inside, for prisoners in HMP/YOI Chelmsford. It was a hugely valuable experience for all concerned. We are hosting a Crime and Punishment Symposium to share this experience with a wider audience, and to debate a variety of issues and challenges for offenders and their families.

For more information visit www.essexbookfestival.org.uk

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