Author Archives: Brothers In Pen

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.

Brothers In Pen Reunion – October 5

Come on out to the first reunion of some of the Brothers In Pen who are out and free. It will be at Alley Cat Books in San Francisco, 3036 24th St. (close to the 24th St. BART station) and … Continue reading

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Pens Up, Don’t Shoot

The title of the latest anthology in the “Brothers in Pen” series, Pens Up, Don’t Shoot, arose from the phrase protestors rallied around after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014. So much has happened since then. This book’s … Continue reading

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Brothers Out of the Pen

I haven’t done a good job of keeping up with all the Brothers in Pen who’ve gotten out of prison and are out ornamenting the world with their sincerity (to paraphrase Jack Kerouac). In addition to Kenny, who I posted … Continue reading

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Kenny Brydon: Free as a Sunbeam

If you know Kenny, now is the time to picture him leaping like an antelope down a beach at sunset, shouting “I’m Free! I’m Free!” while trailing diaphanous silk streamers from both wrists and shaking his head as if he … Continue reading

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A tragedy on the heels of joy

The immeasurable loss of Arnulfo Timoteo Garcia Yesterday I was shocked to hear that our beloved Arnulfo Garcia was killed, along with his sister, in a car crash early in the morning near Hollister, California. All I know so far … Continue reading

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Who Are the Brothers in Pen?

I have not done a good job over the years of keeping up this site. It has been brought to my attention that I have posted more about some people than others, neglected some people and occasions completely, and have … Continue reading

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11th Annual Public Reading: Hope

November 12, 2016: Another memorable reading, another satisfyingly diverse bouquet of stories shared and another “captive” audience. This year’s reading has been amplified by being turned into Episode #96 on the site “Life of the Law.” You can hear a … Continue reading

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