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American Friends Service Committee – Arizona – Free Time: Building Community for Incarcerated Writers
February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
All prospective mentors must email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to their first workshop to receive instructions to join via Zoom.
This free workshop will meet online each month to pair artists in Tucson and surrounding communities with incarcerated writers across the country who are looking for guidance, mentorship, and collaboration through regular correspondence. Workshop leader Joe Watson will offer participants advice on how to best encourage and offer compassionate criticism to their incarcerated friends and will suggest notable works written by people who are/have been incarcerated or who have direct experience with the punishment system to share with those inside. Watson will also review developments within the criminal justice reform and prison abolition movements and offer time to participants who want to share work by the incarcerated writers with whom they are corresponding.