By Nancy E. Oliveira
On Saturday, October 27, 2012 the Boston Book Festival will host a panel discussion—Books Behind Bars—sponsored by the Prison Book Program. Hear formerly incarcerated people, and literacy organization representatives who serve prison populations, discuss how books and reading have impacted their lives both in and out of prison.
“Pam Boiros from the Prison Book Project has put together a wonderful panel for the Boston Book Festival,” says UMass Dartmouth professor Robert Waxler. “I am honored she has asked me to serve as moderator and look forward to an exciting discussion about the power of books to change lives. Come and participate in the conversation.”
The panel discussion starts at 4pm in the Boston Public Library’s Commonwealth room. It is free and open to the public.
The Books Behind Bars panel discussion is one of many free events taking place at this year’s Boston Book Festival, held at the Boston Public Library and the surrounding Copley Square area.
Learn more about the Prison Book Program.
Learn more about the Boston Book Festival.
Learn more about Books Behind Bars.
Listen to Dr. David Sherman of Brandeis University interview Changing Lives Through Literature co-founder Dr. Robert Waxler. They talk about the relationship between literature and jail in this “Convicted Reading” Literature Lab podcast.
From wgbh.org :
Join Mindy Todd, weekdays at 9:30am and a repeat broadcast at 7:30pm, for lively and informative discussion on critical issues for Cape Cod & the Islands.
April 21: Changing Lives Through Literature
Robert Waxler English Professor at UMASS Darmouth and Retired Barnstable District Court Judge Joseph Reardon talk about the alternative sentencing program Changing Lives Through Literature. based on the power of literature to transform lives through reading and group discussion
Miss the airing? Navigate here after the broadcast to listen to it online :