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Hosting, PEN America's Break Out: Voices From The Inside @ Brooklyn Book Fest

  • ISSUE Project Room 22 Boerum Place Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Join PEN America for an electric night of award-winning work from the 2018 Prison Writing Contest, visioned and hosted by Caits Meissner & Robert Pollock of PEN America. The work of writers in prison will be staged by Joshua Bennett (The Sobbing School), emerging poet Ammayeah Benton, Sergio De La Pava (Lost Empress), Baz Dreisinger (Incarceration Nations), Brendan Kiely (TraditionAll American Boys), Ian Manuel (featured in Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy), Jackie Wang (Carceral Capitalism), and Rehabilitation Through the Arts’ alumni theater group. Currently incarcerated artists have been commissioned to score collaborative movement and song through Dances For Solidarity and Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections, accompanied by Musicambia’s string quartet.

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