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.

Pen on the Brothers in Pen

We were honored to have KQED writer, photographer, teacher, and author of OG Told Me Pendarvis Harshaw feature Brothers in Pen on his KQED blog. Sweet article, thanks, Pen! In This San Quentin Class, Inmates Write Their Way Into a Better Future … Continue reading

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Finally, The Long-Awaited Big Shindig: The 12th Annual Public Reading

 There is an electricity that comes with these readings. I’ve come to expect it. I have begun to study it. I have great curiosity about it. I have become a San-Quentin-Annual-Public-Reading-Electricityologist. It’s not just the crackling energy that is always … Continue reading

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Reunion Recap

As always, I’m a little behind the curve on keeping this blog up to date. We had a wonderful time on October 5 at Alley Cat Books in San Francisco for our first ever Brothers in Pen reunion.  We had … Continue reading

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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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