Wally Lamb to speak at AHCC

May 7, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Connecticut native, professor and New York Times best-selling author Wally Lamb, has served as a Connecticut Department of Corrections volunteer at York Correctional Institution, a women’s maximum-security prison from 1999 to the present. His work there was the focus of a 2004 segment on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes.

Mr. Lamb will join us to share some of his experiences working with students in his writing workshop at York where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 17 years.

He has edited two volumes of essays from his workshop students. Couldn’t Keep it To Myself; Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sister was published in 2003 and I’ll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison was published in 2008. He is currently working on a third collection.

From his website: “In his moving introduction to Couldn’t Keep it To Myself Lamb describes the incredible journey of expression and self-awareness the women took through their writing and shares how they challenged him as a teacher and as a fellow author. Couldn’t Keep It to Myself is a true testament to the process of finding oneself and working toward a better day.”

Whether you have read Wally Lamb’s work or are interested in the journey of these inspirational women, please join us for a look into the “powerful stories of hope and healing, told by writers who have left victimhood behind.”



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