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Prison Stories V


Prison Stories V is Voices of the South’s latest outreach program, providing a year-long writing and theatre intensive for women currently serving time in the Shelby County Prison System.

Join Voices collaborators as they share the newest stories of joy, tragedy, hope and forgiveness as written by this class of Prison Stories participants. Voices of the South is proud to present and celebrate this public performance of new work from the community.

“... the women in the Prison Stories Project are using writing, theatre, and storytelling to move confidently into the future. Their stories are unique and valuable, dignified by the circle of trust they create for each other.”

-Elaine Blanchard, Program Director

Where:  TheatreSOUTH - 1000 S. Cooper Ave, Memphis, TN - in the basement of First Congregational Church

When: Friday, July 13th at and Saturday, July 14th at 8:00p

Call 901-726-0800 for details or reservations or visit http://voicesofthesouth.org.

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