Bringing Poetry to Prisons

September 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free, donations gratefully accepted.

Judith Adams has visited prisons for Humanities Washington as part of their Speakers Bureau.  People have often asked her: How do you bring poetry to prisoners?  What is meaningful for them?  How does poetry help the incarcerated? How do you feel about going into prisons? How do the prisoners react to poetry?

Judith will answer these questions and share poems prisoners have written.

Judith Adams is an English-born poet living on Whidbey Island, Washington State. Judith has published four books of poetry and recorded several CDs of her work. She has two children’s books published by Wynstones Press in England. Her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies and her poetry choreographed for Eurythmy performance in New York State. Judith has taken poetry to patients at the Cancer Care Alliance, read at the Frye Museum, Bainbridge Island Museum, Spokane Museum of Art, Third Place Books in Seattle, Wa State Correctional Institutions, libraries, State Hospitals, theatres, retreat centers and schools. Judith conducts poetry workshops for youth and adults in WA. Judith was selected for the Washington State Speakers Bureau for 2017-18 and has now been selected again to speak for another two years 2019/20.