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APBP Starts Book Club for Women Nov 14, 2014

The idea for the book club grew from a discussion at last spring’s Educational Justice and Appalachian Prisons Symposium, an event co-sponsored by the Appalachian Prison Book Project. For the past 10 years, the community and West Virginia University-based nonprofit organization has received more than 20,000 letters from imprisoned people expressing how needed — and … Continue reading

Thanks to Shambhala Books!

We want to thank Shambhala Publications in Boston for donating 14 copies of _Writing Down the Bones_ to the Hazelton Women’s Book Club! It is especially wonderful to have new books to give to these dedicated readers. Thanks also to Kate Ridinger Smorul for making the connection with Shambhala.

Fall 2014 Book Sale

Wednesday, October 22nd, we will be holding a Book Sale! You can find us on the WVU campus in Colson Hall–the beautiful English department building–room 130 from 9am to 4pm. Stop by and see us!

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 … Continue reading

The Educational Justice & Appalachian Prisons Symposium, April 4th-6th

Contact: Professor Katy Ryan kohearnr@mail.wvu.edu 304.293.9729 WVU Will Host Symposium on Educational Justice and Appalachian Prisons A three-day symposium on Appalachian prisons, the importance of education, and restorative justice will take place at West Virginia University April 4-6. The Educational Justice & Appalachian Prisons Symposium will include roundtables with imprisoned people, teachers inside prisons, corrections administrators, judges, law and … Continue reading

#EJAPSymposium News on Twitter

The Educational Justice & Appalachian Prisons Symposium website isn’t your only source for key information about the symposium; you can also find out more about it on Twitter. Search for tweets that have the hashtag #EJAPSymposium to discover all the symposium-related posts available in the Twitterverse. Many #EJAPSymposium tweets will be posted by APBP through its Twitter handle@APBP_Morgantown. Follow @APBP_Morgantown to … Continue reading

APBP on Twitter

Some exciting news for this week: You can now follow APBP on Twitter! Stay tuned to @APBP_Morgantown‘s timeline for news about APBP and its awesome volunteers. We’ll also tweet updates about the upcoming Educational Justice & Appalachian Prisons Symposium (as you can see below): So pumped about the Educational Justice & Appalachian Prisons symposium! The … Continue reading