On the Same Page: Write Night

Free Minds hosts a monthly On the Same Page: Write Night where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers! Write Night is held at two locations: Seekers Church in Takoma Park and Western Presbyterian Church in Foggy Bottom. You can join our mailing list to receive updates in your inbox about upcoming Write Nights, or contact us if you have any questions. Write Night is free and open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend; no RSVP necessary.

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Host a Write Lunch

In addition to our regular Write Nights, we now do mobile Write Lunches with local businesses or organizations that reach out to us.  If you are interested in hosting, please contact us through our contact form or by emailing seana@freemindsbookclub.org (please put “Write Lunch” in the subject line).  If you choose to host a Write Lunch, we will provide a selection of poems for the attendees to read and comment on.  As with our regular Write Nights, all feedback will be mailed to the incarcerated poets!

"I was so surprised the first time I saw the comments! I didn't know people out there cared. When you come in here and you see you've been on the news, you figure people must be scared of you and no longer care about you. When I read what the people at Write Night wrote on my poetry, I saw that they didn't think I was an animal, but just a human being who made a bad choice. It made me want to keep on writing!"
—D'Angelo