Through events, we provide an opportunity for attendees to connect with our participants, learn more about how literacy and education in the prison setting can be transformative, and support our programming. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

Upcoming Events

Write Nights – On the Same Page United (recurring event)

Wednesday, November 1, 6 p.m.

Read and respond to the poetry of people who are incarcerated, literally “on the same page.” The pages, filled with comments and encouragement in colorful ink, are mailed to the writers with transformative results. Inmates feel like a positive part of their community – often for the first time. Download the flyer

Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library. 305 Milwaukee Street, Denver. 80206 . 720-865-0120

Write Nights featured in 303 Magazine – Read the article

Past Events

The Lyrical Vagabonds Art/Poetry Show

The important thread between art, poetry, and literature cannot be underestimated. The way that art and poetry support the engagement that comes from reading calls upon imagination, personal expression and the skills that come from interpreting, analyzing language and demonstrating its use to access emotions, memories, and dreams.

That is why the readers in the Words Beyond Bars program are often the artists and poets as well. It makes good sense to support all their expression, so we encourage you to attend the event & experience Wayne Gilbert’s amazing efforts to bring incarcerated art out of the prison and to share its power to heal and communicate our shared humanity.

 The Lyrical Vagabonds:

Art & Poetry by Prisoners
in Sterling Correctional Facility
Curated by Wayne A. Gilbert
Facilitator, Unlocked Poetry Project

April 4, 2017 @ City O’ City
206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-6443

First Degree – Exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary. Thursday, December 1, 2016, Sie Film Center, Denver. Pre-screening cocktail reception, screening and panel discussion.

On the Same Page United– Read and reflect on the poetry of incarcerated individuals.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Capital Tea, Denver

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Capital Tea, Denver

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Capital Tea, Denver

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Capital Tea, Denver