|Voices from Inside | Chicopee | 2011
Voices from Inside conducted writing workshops for women incarcerated in medium-security facilities in western Massachusetts. Participants worked to gain the skills, confidence and empowerment needed to engage positively with the communities to which they would return to. Graduates of the program frequently pursue further education and return to the program to serve as facilitators. The program's outreach included an anthology and public performances of the poems and prose created in the workshops as a way to encourage dialogue throughout the community and change public perception of incarcerated women.
Funded by the Chicopee Cultural Council in 2011
Grant Recipient: Latoya Bosworth, $600