S167. Creative Freedom: Writing in US Prisons
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Mike Puican has had poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, and New England Review. His essays and reviews have appeared in TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, and Brevity. He runs poetry workshops at St. Leonard’s halfway house and the Metropolitan Correctional Center federal prison in Chicago.
Ann Folwell Stanford has taught at DePaul University for twenty-nine years. Her poetry has been published widely in literary magazines and she recently coedited a volume of writing on women, writing, and prison. She facilitated poetry workshops with women at Cook County Jail for nearly ten years in Chicago.
Michael Fischer was released from prison in 2015 and is currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago. He is a Luminarts Foundation Creative Writing Fellow and a writing mentor for Pen-City Writers. His essays appear in Salon, The Sun, Brevity, The Rumpus, Guernica, Hobart, and elsewhere.
Eric Boyd is on the board of directors for Chatham University's Words Without Walls program and a winner of the PEN Prison Writing Award, a program for which he is now a longtime mentor. His writing has appeared in Guernica, Joyland, and The Offing. Boyd is a graduate of The Writers Foundry MFA.