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.