Presented by PEN America
Join PEN America for “Breakout: Voices from the Inside,” an annual event that celebrates and recognizes excellence in prison writing.
We stage this beloved and transformative event to honor the best writing submitted to the PEN Prison Writing Contest, recognizing creative expression as a form of liberation. The award-winning works from this contest will be read by a cast of authors who join us in spotlighting the incredible work that is produced by incarcerated men and women nationwide.
The Prison Writing Contest is coordinated by the PEN Prison Writing Program, which reaches 20,000 inmates each year with a manual on creative and expository writing and facilitates over 150 one-on-one writing mentorships between PEN America Members and incarcerated writers.
This evening will feature Emily Bazelon, Trace DePass, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Alice Sola Kim, Nkosi Nkululeko, Mychal Denzel Smith, Vincent Toro, Julio Ricardo Varela and others to be announced.
Doors, and the cash bar for this event will open at 6:30pm. The show will start at 7pm.
Tickets are not available via the SubCulture website or box office, but may be purchased here.