Writers in Residence facilitates creative writing workshops for youth who are incarcerated in juvenile detention centers, fosters a genuine, long-lasting relationship with the residents, and frees their voices through the distribution and showcase of their creative writing in our published chapbooks shared with the community.
Writers in Residence works toward increasing the residents’ literacy levels and reducing their recidivism rates through creative expression and constructive reflection. We hope that this disrupts the residents’ thinking to create change within themselves and the community’s thinking about the juvenile population whose human dignity deserves recognition.
We’re currently planning our summer readings and showcases. Come back soon for more information, or like us on Facebook to stay in the loop!
“I figured out what I want in life and how to get it.”– A Resident at Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correction Facility