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The work and words of Words Beyond Bars founder, Karen Lausa, featured by The Marshall Project.

The words and work of our Founder, as featured by The Marshall Project

My heart was beating fast. I threw off my sweater — suddenly I was feeling very warm. And then I read this line in my

“Can we all just stay here all night reading these poems?”

Back by popular demand, Words Beyond Bars presents another evening reading and responding to poetry written by incarcerated individuals from the Sterling Correctional Facility. Wednesday, September, 6-8pm, Ross Cherry Creek Branch Library, Denver, Colorado.

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About the Program

About the Program

Educational programming is in strong demand in correctional facilities, and our book discussion program changes lives. Motivating readers through group interaction builds literacy skills and confidence.

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