Please help support our work.
To sustain and expand our important work in Minnesota prisons, we need to raise $35,000 by Give to the Max Day on November 15th. Can you help us reach that goal?
With your support, we'll teach 25 high-quality creative writing classes in 8 prisons next year, expand our thriving, one-on-one mail mentor program to 75 incarcerated writers, publish a print anthology of our students' work, showcase our students' writing at public readings, and more.
MPWW is a small organization with a big mission. Every dollar we take in has a direct impact on our students' lives, an impact which ripples out to families, the broader incarcerated population, and the community at large.
Can you support us with a tax deductible donation? Any amount helps.
You can donate below through GiveMN or PayPal. If you'd prefer to donate offline, you can send a check to us at P.O. Box 7262, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
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.