Free With Words can be purchased for
£7.50 + £1.00 p&p from Writers in PrisonNetwork or direct from New Leaf Publishing.
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Edited by Clive Hopwood
• The creative arts are the only legal way to escape in prison. For the last decade, the Writers in Residence in Prison Scheme has been pioneering such work through a series of more than forty residencies by professional writers.
• Here, for the first time, are their personal accounts of what it’s like to be a writer in prison – the triumphs and disasters, the problems and solutions. From magazines to anthologies, from video dramas to radio and theatre productions, from one-to-ones with offenders just learning how to write to helping prisoners discover the pleasure of reading, this book gives a refreshingly unique picture of life in prison.
• Prison does not have to be simply a place to deposit criminals. It can also be a foundation for prisoners’ future lives and the writers show how exploration of the written and spoken word can provide a gateway to change.