Tagged Essays

Because Your Liberation Is Bound Up With Mine: On Being a Mentor with PEN’s Prison Writing Program

From the beginning of the PEN America Prison Writing Mentorship Program, it has been clear that the most effective relationships between mentors and incarcerated writers are marked by growth and development on both sides. The best mentors, it seems, often get just as much as they give, if not more, from those they mentor. The exchanges between mentors and mentees are marked by a sense of openness, curiosity, and, most importantly, respect.

The Untold Truth About 5th Grade

“Life is always hard, but when I started writing, I felt something different, something changed.” ~ Valery L., Ms. Chat’s class The Untold Truth About 5th Grade: Essays is an anthology of research-based essays written by the fifth-grade students of P.S. 90. The title is sprung from a cheeky cohort of students looking to delight…

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