Panel: Prison Arts Project

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Date: Monday, 12/5/2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:30

Hear about the important work of the Prison Arts Project (PAP), which bring arts education to incarcerated individuals. PAP believes participation in the artistic process significantly affects a person’s self-esteem and general outlook on the world, and that art workshops teach self-discipline, problem-solving, and concentration through absorption in a specific creative endeavor.


Panel: Brothers in Pen, Reading and Discussion

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Date: Monday, 12/12/2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:30

Members of San Quentin’s Brothers in Pen class, along with teacher Zoe Mullery, share some funny, intense, surprising and memorable short works of memoir and fiction, with time for dialogue and questions about writing in prison, the power of the creative process and what makes a story a story.



Saturday, March 26 / Sunday, March 27, 2022

The William James Association’s Poetic Justice Project Presents

“Terms of Confinement” A look at the pandemic in prison from people who lived through it. 

EventDirector, Cast, and Crew Talkback (Live Online via Zoom)

Event proceeds support cast and crew honoraria and create more program opportunities!

Terms of Confinement was filmed during the pandemic and features formerly incarcerated actors and musicians; some of who were incarcerated during the pandemic. Written after a 12-week creative writing workshop facilitated by prison educator Deborah Tobola. Tobola created the play using the students’ writing. Each writer/actor performs his own work. The actors and musicians are part of the Poetic Justice Project, the country’s first theatre company created for people who have experienced incarceration. The event opens the William James Association’s Prison Arts Film Festival, scheduled for later in the year and part of its celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Prison Arts Project.

Meet the Cast and Crew