Free Minds Poets Present at Conference: “Understanding and Responding to Violence”

November 16, 2010

On November 9, 2010, nearly 400 District court judges, prosecutors, court personnel, and community leaders gathered at the Washington Convention Center to examine issues of…

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Former Sudanese Child Soldier visits Free Minds

October 16, 2010

Read about it at The Washington Post! On October 4th, international hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal visited Free Minds members in the DC Jail as our…

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Best-selling Author Jonathan Franzen Visits Book Club at DC Jail

October 16, 2010

Award-winning author Jonathan Franzen visited the DC Jail last month for a special Book Club session with the Free Minds members as part of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s…

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Etan Thomas Leads Series of Writing Workshops

June 16, 2009

“They brought a tall man to my cell!” one Free Minds member told his mother on the phone, so excited he momentarily forgot the name…

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The Community Hears Free Minds Poets! Hear Us Out! 2009

May 16, 2009

Nearly 500 people came to downtown Washington, DC to hear the words of incarcerated youth at the 6th Annual Free Minds Poetry Reading. The 6th…

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Free Minds Raises New Friends

April 16, 2009

Supporters old and new gathered at the elegant Marvin Bar and Bistro in Northwest DC on March 25th, to learn more about the work of…

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Local Author Visits Free Minds Book Club

March 16, 2009

On Friday, February 27, 2009, guest author DaWayne Williams came to speak to the incarcerated youth of the Free Minds Book Club. The author of…

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