Please help support our work.
Like many small non-profits, MPWW is experiencing significant uncertainty. While we don't know what the future will hold, we do know that we're going to keep showing up for our students, who continue to create art and community in the most adverse of circumstances. We understand that times are hard for many members of our community, but if you’re able to support our continued work and organizational sustainability, please consider supporting us with a one-time donation or by becoming an MPWW Member.
MPWW is a small organization with a big mission. Every dollar we take in has a direct impact on our students' lives, an impact that ripples out to families, the broader incarcerated population, and the community at large.
MPWW's Membership Program
If you're able, please consider becoming an MPWW Member by making a recurring monthly donation of any amount. Building a base of members who support us monthly will ensure the sustainability of our work into the future. Simply click the "Donate Now" button below, select an amount, and choose "Recurring" donation.
or Become an MPWW Member
In collaboration with our generous partners, we’re pleased to offer a variety of benefits to members at three levels:
- $5/month = a handmade broadside featuring student work by letterpress artists at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
- $10/month = a broadside plus a 10% discount on all book purchases at four awesome local bookstores: Magers & Quinn, Milkweed Books, Moon Palace Books, and Subtext Books.
- $20/month or more = all the previous benefits, a 20% discount on all online purchases from Coffee House Press, Milkweed Editions, and the University of Minnesota Press, plus 20% off all purchases from our friends at All Square Restaurant!
After you join, we'll follow up by email with the details on your membership benefits.
Over 2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. with little access to quality arts or educational programming. Your gifts allow us to bridge that gap.
MPWW is a lot of things: an arts organization, a group of educators, a bridge between writers inside and outside of prison. More than anything, it's a community. We're so grateful you're a part of it. Thank you.
Thank you for your interest in getting involved with MPWW.
We are not looking for new instructors at this time. However, if you have extensive experience teaching creative writing in academic or community settings and are interested in teaching with MPWW, you may contact us and introduce yourself in case a teaching opportunity becomes available in the future.
We are always looking for volunteers to serve as mentors through our Mentor Program. Mentors typically have advanced degrees in creative writing and/or a significant publication record. We do occasionally make exceptions for writers who are currently enrolled in MFA programs or have extensive experience teaching or mentoring in creative writing or literacy. If you have these qualifications, please contact us to apply! Mentors do not need to reside in Minnesota and have the option of remaining anonymous.
Our other volunteer needs include photography/videography, graphic design, grantwriting, and general administration. If you'd like to help out in one or more of those areas, please contact us to discuss our present needs.