Join author David Coogan and the co-authors of "Writing Our Way Out" on Wednesday, March 23, from 6:00-7:30 PM, for their "Healing Words" panel presentation and discussion at the VCU/MCV Molecular Medical Research Building (MMRB), room 1009 (1220 East Broad Street). They will be discussing important issues within the incarceration system, with an emphasis how those issues relate to the health system.
Detailing the formative and transformative memories of ten men, "Writing Our Way Out" is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia 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.
Light refreshments and a book signing will follow the panel presentation. This event is free and open to the public.