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"Writing has glued my shattered life back together into a functional piece again. It has imbued my new life with meaning and purpose. Miraculously, this is happening in prison."

Student, Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop

Our Mission

Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop (MPWW) extends Minnesota’s vibrant literary community to incarcerated men and women. Through high-quality creative writing classes, a one-to-one mail mentor program, and related programming, MPWW fosters literary community and a devotion to art inside of Minnesota’s state prisons.