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.

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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Catching up

Wouldn’t it be nice if I wrote about all the interesting things that happen on Wednesday nights in our classroom? But we must face reality as it is. And the reality is that I do not update often. Some highlights: On June … Continue reading

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Snap Judgment, United Shades of America, and Open Engagement

So much going on all the time … even if I were good at this it would be hard to keep up. Our own Watani Stiner is telling stories on the air this week. The nationally syndicated radio show Snap … Continue reading

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Prison Renaissance is Born! (reborn?)

photo by Peter Merts There is a new movement afoot–or perhaps the movement is not new, but now named. Two Brothers in Pen, Emile DeWeaver and Rahsaan Thomas, have co-founded Prison Renaissance. Let me give it to you in their … Continue reading

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