Please join us for the latest reading in MPWW's Before Time Reading Series!

The June 2022 reading will feature Jubi Arriola-Headley, Charles Baxter, Zeke, Victoria Chang, and Lynne Thompson.

The reading will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 7:00 PM CT.

This is a free reading, but registration is required. Please register here.

"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.