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Nov 14

A Reading with Professor Deborah Appleman

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm / Moon Palace Books
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3032 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

The Twin Cities Carleton Club
invites you to a

A Reading with
Professor Deborah Appleman

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Social
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reading

Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Words No Bars Can Hold provides a rare glimpse into literacy learning under the most dehumanizing conditions. Deborah Appleman, the Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, chronicles her work teaching college-level classes at a high-security prison for men, most of whom are serving life sentences. Through narrative, poetry, memoir, and fiction, the students in Appleman’s classes attempt to write themselves back into a society that has erased their lived histories.

The students’ work, through which they probe and develop their identities as readers and writers, illuminates the transformative power of literacy. Appleman argues for the importance of educating the incarcerated, and explores ways to interrupt the increasingly common journey from urban schools to our nation’s prisons. From the sobering endpoint of what scholars have called the “school to prison pipeline,” she draws insight from the narratives and experiences of those who have traveled it.

Cost: The event is free. Drinks and dinner options are available for purchase on the premises.

No RSVP necessary to attend!

Directions: Use Google Maps for directions.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at alumni-office@carleton.edu or 800-729-2586.

Words No Bars Can Hold Appleman 

Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: Krista Herbstrith, Alumni Relations, x4554