Upstate SC Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce that Anna Katherine Freeland and Carol Young Gallagher, friends and co executive directors of the Writers Block Project. at Perry Correctional Institution, will be speaking to us about the project at our meeting on August 3rd.
The Writer’s Block Project is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that hosts advanced creative writing classes to inmates in SC maximum security prisons and publishes literary collections of their work. Didn’t See it Coming is a literary collection, published by the Writers Block Project featuring fiction, non-fiction and poetry written by men in the WBP workshop at Perry correctional institution. Our SinC Chapter first learned about The Writer’s Block Project from Scott Lewis, Warden at Perry who spoke to us back in 2016.
Anna Katherine Freeland is a Past President of Greenville’s Emrys Foundation, a non-profit that strives to forge a healthy community of poets, writers, readers and storytellers. She enjoys reading and writing poetry and essays. Anna grew up in Greenville and is a running coach for Fleet Feet, working with runners training for all distances. She also loves to run long distances, especially in faraway places.
Carol Young Gallagher is a longtime Emrys member, Board member and past president of the Board. She grew up in Anderson, attended Agnes Scott College, where she majored in English and received her Master’s degree in Education at Wheelock College in Boston, MA. She worked at the Children’s Program at Marshall I. Pickens Hospital and is also trained in Family Mediation and teaching Peer Mediation.
The monthly Upstate SC Sisters in Crime meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 3, at The Runway Café, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, S.C. Be there at 6:15 p.m. to meet our guests and enjoy chapter fellowship. Supper should be served at 6:30. The talk will begin right after new and old business at 7 p.m. Both dinner and the meeting are open to the public.
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If you place an order and do not attend or fail to cancel by noon, you will be charged for the meal. And like always, we'll enjoy it.