Just posted in Chrysalis: The Journal of Transformative Language Arts, a comprehensive piece about writing inside VT by Director/Founder Sarah W. Bartlett.
The title, “I am who I was, but so much more” is a direct quote from one of the attendants at the 2013 book launch of HEAR ME, SEE ME: Incarcerated Women Write, which speaks to the powerful impact the incarcerated women’s raw stories had on an audience member. Hers was one of many similarly phrased comments: hearing these women’s stories and seeing the women in person made a profound impression.
The piece is long and comprehensive, and will form the basis of the keynote talk and workshop to be led by Sarah at the October 2016 PA Conference of Teachers of English Language Arts.
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