An installment of WNYC’s signature series The NEXT New York Conversation, Pen America’s Breakout: Voices From The Inside began with a brief introduction about Pen’s Prison Writing Program and its involvement in prisons by Jessica Hagedorn whose novels include Dream Jungle; The Gangster of Love, and Dogeaters, and then moved swiftly into readings of poems, stories, journal entries, and the memoirs submitted to Pen’s Prison Writing Competitions by incarcerated people.
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Our friends at PEN America are hosting a big event next Monday, November 9, at WNYC’s Green Space to benefit PEN’s Prison Writing Program. Breakout: Voices from Inside, their second annual benefit reading and reception, featuring readings by Mary Gaitskill, Eric Bogosian, John Turturro, Patricia Smith, Jamal Joseph, Lemon Andersen, and others. As an installment of WNYC’s signature series “The NEXT New York Conversation,” this event will be broadcast and live-streamed, allowing incarcerated men and women with radio and/or internet access to listen to the event and join our audience.
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