Please join us for our 2022 annual student reading! MPWW alumni, teachers, mentors, family, and special guests will read on behalf of our students. We'll also be debuting four short animated films from our latest public poetry/art project.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
7:00-9:00 PM
Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room (3rd Floor)
Hamline University
1537 W Taylor Ave, St. Paul 55104

The reading will also be live-streamed via Zoom. Please register for the livestream here(There is no need to register if you plan to attend in-person.)


"I spent many years of my life with no voice. No way of saying what I needed to say or think that what I had to say had any merit. Through writing I’ve found a way to give voice to my thoughts, ideas, and feelings. What comes out in my writing is what I struggle to say with my own mouth."

Student, Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop

Our Mission

Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop (MPWW) fosters literary community and a devotion to art inside Minnesota correctional facilities through high-quality creative writing classes and related programming. During incarceration and throughout reentry, we empower writers, challenge stereotypes about the incarcerated population, and promote a vision of rehabilitation and restorative justice through art. We also seek to bridge the divide between literary communities inside and outside of prison by creating platforms for our students’ work.

MPWW is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible.