Words Without Walls
Words Without Walls is a creative writing outreach program that serves Allegheny County Jail, State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh and Sojourner House, a residential drug and alcohol treatment program for mothers and their children. Since 2009, creative writing classes have been taught by students at Chatham University who are earning their MFA in Creative Writing. Our program teaches 15 classes per year, serving over 250 men and women in the Pittsburgh area. We also hold a weekly creative writing workshop called Voice Catch at the East Liberty branch of the Carnegie Library for all those who have been released from jail, prison or have completed their treatment at Sojourner House. Any member of the Pittsburgh community is invited to attend.