Launch of ‘The Gates of Ytan’ with Mark Haddon

This is the second year of the  Readers & Writers prison writing competition, the topics were set and  judged by PEN member and writer Mark Haddon. We had over 400 entries of poems, memoir and book reviews from 60 different prison estates; the winners and commended entries will be published by English PEN.

There will be performances of the prize-winning entries, copies of the collection hot off the press and an informal discussion about creative learning in prison. We warmly invite anyone to attend who is interested in the power of literature to change people’s hearts and minds and to celebrate some fantastic writing from
prisoners all over the UK

Wed 27 Feb 6:30pm (for a 7:00pm start)
Tickets £6 (£3 for PEN members, email julia@englishpen.org to claim your place)

Book here

Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
EC1N 3GA   

 

 

7 Comments on “Launch of ‘The Gates of Ytan’ with Mark Haddon”

  1. dear mark
    i spent 2yrs in hmp high point for drugs conviction, but while inside i found myself, i found writing was my only freedom. its been 3month since my realese and still writing is my only freedom.
    as a writer am much wiser and also more human, i see what other people dont see, its as if am looking at the world, from inside a mirror and i am everybody reflection.
    I AM IN THE PROCESS OF PUBLISHING ONE OF THE THREE FICTION BOOKS I WROTE IN PRISON, I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR SOME HELP OR FREE ADVICE.
    i love writing and also i love what you do for creative people in prisons
    i just wanted to say thanks to all those who support creative prisoners
    A BULLET CAN KILL ONE PERSON, BUT A BOOK CAN KILL A MILLION SOULS….
     
    REGERDS ERNEST

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