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Saturday, May 2 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The Poetry Workshop in Prison: MFA Students Reflect on Teaching at Baystate LIMITED

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Three UMass Boston MFA students each discuss their experience leading a poetry workshop group at Baystate Correctional Facility. The discussion will span from the workshop's first year to its current year and include an insight into the purpose and intent of the program, materials and texts used, and overall responses to the workshop experience. Ally Dowds, the co-founder of the program and librarian at Baystate, will discuss the development and progress of the program over the past three years.

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Ally Dowds

Ally Dowds is currently employed as the head librarian at Bay State Correctional Center, a medium security, all male, state prison. Ally received her Master's in Library Science from Simmons College in 2010 and has worked in the MA Department of Corrections for 4 years. Three years... Read More →
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Kate Glavin

MFA Candidate, UMass Boston
Kate Glavin received her M.A. in English Literature from the University of South Dakota in 2010. Since then she has been teaching creative writing, literature, and composition at a variety of institutions, including the prison classroom. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry... Read More →
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Alyssa Mazzarella

Development Manager, GrubStreet
Alyssa Mazzarella helps ensure GrubStreet, one of the nation's leading creative writing centers, has the resources it needs to support writers of all types and talents. Prior to joining GrubStreet as the Development Manager, she taught and tutored writing at the University of Massachusetts... Read More →

Producers
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Kate Glavin

MFA Candidate, UMass Boston
Kate Glavin received her M.A. in English Literature from the University of South Dakota in 2010. Since then she has been teaching creative writing, literature, and composition at a variety of institutions, including the prison classroom. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry... Read More →

Volunteers
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Amanda Hope

Poet & librarian

Saturday May 2, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hawthorne Essex Room

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