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Incarcerated Women to Share Creative Expression at “Voices from Inside” Event

Westfield- Westfield State University will host an event that features the creative work of women who are currently incarcerated or have formerly spent time in prison. The “Voices from Inside” event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. in Westfield State’s Wilson Hall Auditorium B.

“Voices from Inside” is a nonprofit group that offers current and formerly incarcerated women in Western Massachusetts opportunities to engage in writing groups, performance, public speaking, and leadership training. In addition to sharing their creative work at the Nov. 9 event, the women will answer questions about their writing and prison experiences.

“Attendees say that meeting with these formerly incarcerated women writers changes their views forever about the potential of people in prison,” said Professor of Ethnic and Gender Studies Dr. Elizabeth Stassinos, who organized the event at Westfield State. Stassinos hopes that by attending the event, audience members gain a new outlook on the prison experience and an appreciation for prisoners’ potential to rehabilitate and give back to society.

This event is free and open to the public.

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