Event

Writing in the inside

An Essex Book Festival event.

  • Fri 9 Mar 18

    14:45 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex

  • Event speaker

    Femi Keeling (writer and workshop leader), Jon Crane (researcher), and Louisa Steel (Essex Libraries).

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support
    Centre for Criminology

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Professor Nigel South
    01206 872693

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.

As part of the Essex Book Festival, this Crime and Punishment Symposium will debate a variety of issues and challenges for offenders and their families.

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.

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