Don’t miss this open mic & poetry reading featuring poetry written by inmates at the maximum security MacDougall Correctional Facility in Suffield, Connecticut. The poems will be read by Garrett Phelan, a Teaching Artist under the auspices of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington National Opera, The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and other arts and educational organizations. He has published poems in literary journals as well as a volume of poetry, Outlaw Odes.
The poems were written during a series of workshops at the prison, facilitated by Garrett Phelan. Rarely are these poets’ voices heard beyond the walls of the prison; this event will be the exception.
This event is free and open to the public.