Six Cubic Feet

It’s here!

The writers of the Wednesday Night Creative Writing Class at San Quentin have finally completed their latest anthology, Brothers in Pen: Six Cubic Feet.

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The subtitle “Six Cubic Feet” refers to the amount of space each prisoner is allotted for personal property. The work presented here attests, in a variety of voices, to the ways that stories can transcend even the severe, constricted enclosure of prison. Contributors include: Cole Bienek, Charles “Talib” Brooks, Kenneth R. Brydon, N. T. “Noble” Butler, Micheal “Yahya” Cooke, Arnulfo T. Garcia, Andrew Gazzeny, Richard F. Gilliam, Ivan Skrblinski (a.k.a. Juan Haines), Michael R. Harris, Keoghan O’Donnell, JulianGlenn Padgett, Paul Stauffer, Watani Stiner, Aly Tamboura, Keshun Tate (a.k.a. Daleadamown Abu Muhsin), Troy Williams, Danny York, and instructor Zoe Mullery. Our foreword was written by the illustrious Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Junot has visited our class twice and blasted us with an intense gale of insightful, incisive, story-rich writing wisdom. (Many thanks to Rose Elizondo for being our Junot connection!)

Junot Díaz talking to the Wednesday Night Creative Writing Class in June, 2011.

Downloads of the anthology are $6 and softcovers are $17. A hardcover version will be available soon as well.

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About Brothers In Pen

Brothers in Pen is the collective name of the Wednesday Night Creative Writing Class at San Quentin State Prison facilitated by Zoe Mullery.
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One Response to Six Cubic Feet

  1. Congratulations on another volume. A big accomplishment. Zoe, please share news of our Litquake panel with the writers you work with Three of the four of these have been (or are now) at Quentin. If you’re able to come to the panel, Zoe, please speak up during the Q & A about your work and this volume. Best to all, Judith

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