Stark Raven: Prison Justice

Words Without Walls: Writing by Women in Prison

| June 23, 2008


Artist: Interview with two contributors and outside organizer, Sarah Evans
Title: Words Without Walls: Writing by Women in Prison
Album: Stark Raven
Year: 2008
Genre: Public Affairs
Length: 0:36:28
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Women from the two women’s prisons in Nova Scotia have contributed their poetry and art to a new book called Words Without Walls: Writing and Art by Women in Prison in Nova Scotia

The book was put together by Books Beyond Bars, a small grassroots organization that runs books exchange and writing programs in prisons in Nova Scotia.

Two of the contributors to the book talk about their writing, being incarcerated and read some of their pieces that appear in the book. Books Beyond Bars organizer, Sarah Evans, shares her thoughts about putting together the book and the role of writing for women in prison.

Thanks to Capp Larsen, from Books Beyond Bars, for providing the interviews with the two women contributors and to LAL for their music.


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