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Program Spotlight: Writers’ Block

August 8, 2019

Rachel Cooper of Read Poetry interviewed Writers' Block Teaching Artists Nicholas Bell, Alex Ramirez, and Gina Keplinger about their experience facilitating writing workshops inside correctional facilities. 

“When I asked Nicholas, Gina, and Alexander what their favorite experience with Writers’ Block has been so far, their unanimous answer was the poetry slam at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC).

On March 13th, Writers’ Block hosted the first-ever, three-round poetry slam at LCC, with over 20 volunteers serving as fellow poets, judges, and audience members. Each round, the poets were narrowed down, and each round, the poets performed a different poem, until two LCC men, Shaheed Khaleel Hamza and Terron Brown, tied for first place.” 

You can explore the full interview here

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