Free Minds Poetry Workshop

On Tuesday, April 16, from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM, OLLI and the Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop will co-sponsor our fifth "Write Lunch," led by Jenny Pierson and Ellen Siegler. The Write Lunch will take place in the Social Space on the 5th floor of 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to the event.

Free Minds conducts literacy programs, including poetry classes, for incarcerated youth in DC. They will provide us with a packet of poems written by incarcerated young men for us to read and to provide comments.

We are seeking a community of 20-25 OLLI members who will give the youth's poetry encouraging comments. Providing feedback on these poems is an enjoyable community activity and a great way to show these youth that others respect their work and appreciate their dedication. A few men who have participated in and benefited from this program will be with us to share their experiences in the program and express their appreciation. If you have questions, contact Jenny Pierson at or 202-248-8288.

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