Can creative writing change lives or is it just a way to keep problem people busy? Does it play a part in helping people recover from addiction? Can it help people turn their lives around and reduce offending? Join our expert panel to discuss the role writing can play in transforming lives.
Caspar Walsh is the founder of the award winning charity, Write to Freedom. He is the author of Tribe Warrior from W2F Press and Criminal.
Author and Journalist Jessica Berens is the Writer in Residence at Dartmoor Prison. She runs creative writing sessions and coordinates the prison magazine, Tor Views, which is written and designed by prisoners. Her most recent publication, Tales from Inside the Walls, included a collection of stories written for children by prisoners in collaboration with the charity ‘Storybook Dads’.
Location: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University.
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