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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.

Two Brothers in Pen members on NBC

Check out extremely eloquent Brothers in Pen Rahsaan Thomas and Emile DeWeaver, along with other incarcerated Americans at San Quentin, speaking with NBC Bay Area reporter Steven Stock. The first link is the longer “Behind the Scenes” interview, and the … Continue reading

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Brothers in Pen, in pictures

How is it that I never posted anything about our amazing 10th Annual Public Reading in November? How much amazingness does it take for me to get around to putting something on this blog? It was a fantastic day. We … Continue reading

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The Ninth Annual Reading Anthology is out … just in time for the Tenth Annual Reading!

So I’m a little slow… took me nearly a year to get to completing the slim volume of last year’s 5-minute readings. But it has been out now for about a month and its appearance is coinciding with excitement about … Continue reading

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The Next Reading is Coming!

San Quentin’s Brothers in Pen TENTH Annual Public Reading (I was erroneously  calling this the Ninth… which was last year!) Saturday, November 14, 2015 • 11am – 3:30pm It’s that time again… time for the Brothers in Pen Annual Public Reading! A self-selected crew will come … Continue reading

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Long-time Brother in Pen Watani Stiner paroled

This is not new news… Watani paroled in January 2015, but just because it took me a long time to report it here doesn’t mean it’s not big news. Watani spent a total of 26 years in prison and 20 … Continue reading

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Brothers in Pen Ninth Annual Reading, 11-15-14

The Brothers in Pen Annual Reading took place on November 15. I thought I would wait to post until I had Peter Merts’ beautiful photos of the event. However, those photos were not cleared for publication till this week–hence the delayed … Continue reading

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Good news about Brother in Pen Troy Williams!

Congratulations are due to former Brother in Pen Troy Williams who was released from prison last month after 18 years. Troy was a member of the class for several years and wrote many moving stories. He participated in countless programs, … Continue reading

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