American Studies Events

Nov 14

Words No Bars Can Hold: Literacy Learning in Prison

A reading by Deborah Appleman

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 pm / Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis
A reading by Deborah Appleman

Join us for a reading with Deborah Appleman as she reads from

Words No Bars Can Hold: Literacy Learning in Prison

This book provides a rare glimpse into literacy learning under the most dehumanizing conditions. Deborah Appleman 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.

Transportation available. Reserve a spot in a van departing at 5:45 p.m. by calling Sue at ext. 4012 by 11/13/19

Food available on premises at the Geek Love CafĂ©. 

Sponsored by American Studies Events. Contact: Lisa Falconer, x5248