Poetry From Behind Bars will take place at the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave) this Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm. The event will feature former inmates reading poetry they wrote while incarcerated in either D.C. jail or federal prisons across the country. Additional information below, courtesy of the event listing:
In the “land of the free,” the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, but the people behind bars are more than just inmate numbers. In a unique poetry reading, Poet Ambassadors from the Free Minds Book Club will read poetry they wrote while incarcerated in the D.C. jail or federal prisons across the country. Their words reveal the human costs of imprisonment and the power of poetry to provide a voice and offer healing. For more info about Free Minds, go to freemindsbookclub.org.
This event is part of the Takoma Park Arts cultural series organized by the City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Division. The series includes free film screenings, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions, and other events at the Takoma Park Community Center. Please go to takomaparkmd.gov/arts for additional information.