There are events happening around the US connected to arts in prison. Please scroll through posts below to find events near you, hosted by organizations and institutions around the country. To add an event, please contact us.
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Legislative Hearing: Los Angeles, CA
May 3, 2013 1pm-3pm
The Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum
Film Screening: New York City
May 10 @ 7pm and May 12 @ 5pm
Please join the Fortune Society for one of two benefit performances of “Released,” a new movie based on the play, “The Castle.” The four cast members, Angel Ramos, Vilma Ortiz Donovan, Kenneth Harrigan and Casimiro Torres (pictured below), will participate in a Q&A after those showings.
Call for Writing: National
Special Issue on Prisoners, Their Families, and Loved Ones
Prisoners and former prisoners are encouraged to submit papers, collaborative essays, discussions transcribed from tape, book reviews, and photo or graphic essays. The journal also encourages submissions of illustrations, drawings, and paintings to appear within the special issue or as cover art. Artistic work should also include a short description of the inspiration for the work.
Exhibition: CUNY Law School, NY
Featuring work from Beyond These Walls’ collection as well as pieces from Black and Pink, WORTH, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
Call for Book Donations
Seeking the help of authors, booksellers, publishers, and individuals to make donations of or towards classroom sets of books to be distributed to a handful of prison creative writing programs. Books can be new or used, and we’re seeking a wide range of literature.
Call for Submissions
Film director Doug Liman, PEN, and the ACLU are collaborating to create a film that will allow ordinary Americans to stand side-by-side with actors, writers, and former military interrogators and intelligence officers in a reading of official documents that reveal the scope and cost of America’s post-9/11 torture program.
Workshop: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Every Sunday at 1pm
218 N. Graham St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Panel: New York City
May 4, 2013 at 1pm
Focusing on the harrowing events at Guantánamo and on the courage of those in the military and intelligence services who created a written record of those events, this program will explore the role that writing can play in witnessing—and confronting—human rights abuses. What goes into the decision to write something down? What happens when you do? Does the act of writing alter events and transform its subject? Does it transform the writer? Hosted by the PEN American Center World Voices Festival, this event will take place at 41 Cooper Square in NYC.
Conference: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
May 3-5, 2013
Free and open to the public. Registration Required.
Event: New York City
May 16, 2013 from 9pm-1am
Honoring Eugene Jarecki, acclaimed documentary filmmaker of “The House I Live In” and other films. Location: The Bowery Hotel.
Event: Kansas City, Missouri
May 17, 2013, 7:00pm CST
Join Anathema, as we bring together the works of art from across the U.S. state & federal prisons under one roof in collaboration with FARCU.org