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Moderator: AWP panel, Prison Is Not A Genre: Expanding Possibility For Incarcerated Writers

  • Oregon Convention Center C124, Level 1 (map)

Reaching beyond the often-discussed value and how-to of writing programs in prisons, this panel seeks to challenge personal motivations, institutional practices, and the use of rhetorical language that can inadvertently perpetuate a culture of stigma and separation. Panelists representing a range of lived, creative, organizational and policy perspectives will discuss how to collaborate more ethically, equitably and inventively with work coming out of the prison environment.

Caits Meissner


Luis J. Rodriguez
Jeanie Thompson
Joshua Bennett
Alice Lundell