Hill Center panel

You’re Invited: Poetry Reading and Discussion

Join us on Monday, April 20, from 7-8:30 pm at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital for an evening of poetry and community dialogue brought to you by Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop and the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program.Read More

Writing with At-Risk Youth

Teaching Others to Tell Their Own Stories

You’re Invited! Join us on Monday, March 30, for a workshop on teaching therapeutic writing for youth, led by Richard Gold of the award-winning Pongo Teen Writing Project!

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The Washington Post

Free Minds on the Front Page!

Check out the article from the front page of The Washington Post “How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail” by Robert Samuels, featuring Free Minds Poet Ambassadors Calvin, Eddie, Juan, Phil, and Robert.

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– DeAngelo, Age 23