Join author David Coogan and the co-authors of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail for a book talk and signing on Saturday, April 16th, from 3 to 5 PM at Book People (536 Granite Avenue, Richmond, VA).
Detailing the transformative memories of ten men, Writing Our Way Out is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in Virginia's Richmond City Jail and grew into a journey to re-entry. Compiled in a narrative by their teacher, Dr. David Coogan, these stories explore the conditions, traps, and turning points on the path to imprisonment in modern America, as well as the redemptive and rehabilitative power of memoir. Dr. Coogan is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he teaches courses in writing and literature. He is the founder and co-director of Open Minds, a program that enables college students to take courses in the arts and humanities with men and women incarcerated at the Richmond City Justice Center, formerly the Richmond City Jail.
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call 804-288-4346.