We do not write in isolation. The personal stories we tell can impact our community and add to the connected-ness of a wider society. In this guided writing session, discussion and Q&A, learn the story behind the stories of Writing Our Way Out, and of how the simple act of picking up a pen and putting down words can effect social change.
David Coogan and co-authors of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail
David Coogan is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches courses in writing and the teaching of writing. He is the founder and co-director of Open Minds: Shared Inquiries, Shared Hope, a program that enables college students and prisoners at the Richmond City Jail to take courses in the Humanities together. His essays on writing, teaching and social change have appeared in the journals College Composition and Communication, College English, and Community Literacy, and in the book, Active Voices, (edited by Patty Malesh and Sharon Stetson). He is the co-editor with John Ackerman of The Public Work of Rhetoric: Citizen Scholars and Civic Engagement. And he is a frequent speaker at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the National Communication Association.
Date and time
June 9, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
This event is free. No ticket is required.
Patrick Henry Pub & Grille
2300 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23223
Admission is free.
About Literary Salons
James River Writers and The Poe Museum present
A new place to find inspiration this year
We’re bringing back the grand tradition of the literary salon, an intimate setting to meet & fraternize with local authors and artists, as they in turn guide you in your own writing practice. Whatever your genre, this is a great way to connect, to learn, and to philosophize.
Salons are organized by topic and are held on the second Thursday of every other month, February, April, June, August, and October. There is no cover charge for these events. We welcome writerly types of all experience levels and readers, thinkers, and artists of every sort. Be sure to bring your favorite writing implements.
For more information, visit Literary Salons.