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Saturday, October 20 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Voices and Writings From Behind Prison Walls

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The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation leads the U.S. in prison reform by supplying inmates with educational and self-help programs geared towards early earned release opportunities. Yardtime Literary Program operates inside six California State Prisons, helping both men and women inmates "find their voices on the page." We present to you vivid samples of current inmate writings as well as an open forum on California's efforts towards permanently altering the state's prison agenda. Former inmate students and prison administrators will be in attendance.

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Alan Black

Alan Black teaches creative writing to inmates at Folsom Women's Facility. He attended the birth of Litquake in a Tenderloin bar in the late-20th century.  
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Scott Bohlmann

Scott Bohlmann is an amateur writer and long-term prison volunteer. He currently teaches African American History, Philosophy and Creative Writing with the Yardtime Literary Program at three different CDCR institutions.  
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David Corbett

David Corbett is the award-winning author of six novels, including 2018's The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday, plus the story collection Thirteen Confessions, and The Art of Character ("A writer's bible"—Elizabeth Brundage).  
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Kent Zimmerman

Kent Zimmerman, Yardtime Literary Program co-founder, is also the co-author of New York Times bestsellers Hell's Angel with Ralph "Sonny" Barger, Operation Family Secrets as well as London Times bestseller Rotten: No Irish No Blacks No Dogs with John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT