WV Focus (March / April 2015)
Morgantown / WV Living (Jan 2015)
2014 Feature Story on Board Member Mike Buso
Read about Mike Buso’s wonderful contributions to APBP and his graduate research in “Redefining the English PhD One Passion At A Time.” WVU Eberly Magazine (2014). Very nice!
Spring 2014 Daily Athenaeum Article on Katy Ryan
Katy Ryan, Associate Professor of the WVU English department and founder of APBP, was recognized in April 2014 in The Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s student newspaper. Katy had recently been named the recipient of the Neil S. Bucklew award by the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for her work with APBP. The article ends with a mention of the Educational Justice and Appalachian Prisons Symposium, co-coordinated by Katy and held April 4-6 at the WVU Downtown Campus.
To read more about Katy and her fantastic contributions to social justice in the Appalachian region, visit http://www.thedaonline.com/news/article_b190cd4e-ba25-11e3-98c6-0017a43b2370.html
APBP in 2014 WVU Eberly Magazine Feature
APBP is featured in a spring 2014 Eberly Magazine article titled, “A Heart, and Hands for Service.” AND one of our amazing undergraduate volunteers, Stephanie Anderson, is showcased for her academic achievements (“Being at college means everything right now. I’m so glad to be here.”) AND Mark Brazaitis is celebrated for his recent collection of short stories, The Incurables. Read more at http://magazine.eberly.wvu.edu/home/service
Covered by the Associated Press in 2012
On November 22nd, 2012 an article about APBP was published by the Associated Press. Vicki Smith, the article’s author, writes:
Other states have had prison book programs for decades, from California to Illinois and Texas to Massachusetts. Pennsylvania alone has at least six.
But until professor Katy Ryan taught a course on prison literature in 2004, West Virginia and the other five states had none. She and her graduate students discussed the need, spent two years raising money and collecting books, then started taking requests.
2012 The Daily Athenaeum Articles
The Daily Athenaeum featured APBP in a nice write-up on 8/22/2012. Read more at http://www.thedaonline.com/article_02b64ed4-79bf-5276-a594-eae484a79bec.html
The DA again profiled APBP in November 2012. They also reviewed APBP’s successful 123 Pleasant Street benefit concert. Read Jack Lake’s article by visiting http://www.thedaonline.com/article_a57d0a44-cc08-5d52-bdd3-b0e8ec276ce0.html
Fall 2011 Poetry Foundation Piece
The Poetry Foundation gave us a shout out on their website on October 18, 2011. Read the piece at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2011/10/help-the-appalachian-prison-book-project/
2011 The Daily Athenaeum Article
We were once again featured in The Daily Athenaeum in October 2011. Read The DA article: http://www.thedaonline.com/article_535eb3ba-c701-5fe1-84e5-de7ced3e2ee6.html
The Dominion Post, June 4, 2011
We were featured in The Dominion Post in June 2011. Click the link below to see the article. Since we can’t link directly to the newspaper, it is just a scanned PDF, so just zoom in and ignore the fact that it’s a little bit grainy!
WVU Journalism Blog Features APBP in 2011
Toni Cekada, a student in the WVU Department of Journalism, wrote the following article about us for a 2011 blog project: http://mountaineerlife.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/books-through-bars/. Toni blogs on Mountaineer Life on Wednesdays about opportunities to volunteer in Morgantown. Thanks for thinking of us!
2010 The Dominion Post Article Leads to Even More Press!
Click the photo below to read the article about APBP that ran in The Dominion Post in late 2010. As they say, any publicity is good publicity, and this piece is no exception; it spawned interest in the project at WV Public Radio, as well as WDTV, a local news channel!
WVU’s Eberly College Summer 2010 Newsletter
UPDATE as of 9/20/2010: This link is broken–sorry, trying to find another! You can still get an idea of how nice the article is in the meantime, just from the pic below.
2009 The Daily Athenaeum Articles
Two nice articles were published in The Daily Athenaeum about the activities of the Appalachian Prison Book Project in the days and weeks following a 2009 packing party.