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Saturday, October 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BBF Unbound: Free Write: A Reentry and Recovery Workshop Experience

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Facilitated by Writers Without Margins and located within a prison reentry program, the Wyman Writer's Workshop is a weekly workshop engaging men in post-incarceration and addiction recovery. This session at the Boston Book Festival, hosted by Writers Without Margins cofounder Cheryl Buchanan, will give a public audience the opportunity to experience a WWM workshop firsthand, while providing individuals from Wyman with the opportunity to lead and guide their own workshop. Modeled after the program’s typical format, participants Mathematics Millionaire X, Zachary Paul, and Basem Attia will facilitate by generating discussion around a poem’s relevant themes, metaphors, and message and then pick a topical writing prompt to further explore and inspire the creative writing process with the audience. Come participate in a truly inclusive reading and writing experience and learn more about the inspiring work of Writers Without Margins.

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Cheryl Buchanan

Cheryl Buchanan is a co-founder of Writers Without Margins, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is dedicated to the fusion of art and advocacy. Previously, she practiced law for over a decade, on behalf of more than five hundred survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma. She has... Read More →

Presenters
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Basem Attia

Basem Attia is an artist and poet raised in Portugal and the United States. He was brought up Christian, but is now a practicing Muslim. He speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean Creole), has traveled to seven countries, and is obsessed with history... Read More →
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Zachary Paul

Zachary Paul is a recovering heroin addict and convicted felon, but don’t judge a book by its cover. After being released from state prison, while in a six-month reentry program, he picked up writing, which has helped him expand his mind and been a good outlet to aid in his recovery... Read More →
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Mathematics Millionaire X

Mathematics Millionaire X grew up in Cambridge, Boston, detox holdings, halfway houses, and the state prison system. He comes from a great family and a nurturing upbringing but got caught up in the game of the streets. His mother is his everything. Trying to recover on a daily basis... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BPL Orientation Room Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

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