Our first writing contest at the Arlington County Detention Center was held in August 2018. ABC 7 News covered the awards ceremony where one of the inmates read his entry. (more…)
Heard clients from the Arlington County detention center had the opportunity to present their stories and poetry and practice their public speaking skills. Check out the video!
Inmates at the Alexandria Detention Center had the opportunity to write original works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction and then submit them in a competition. The panel of judges – City of Alexandria Poet Laureate Wendi Kaplan, The Zebra Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Mary Wadland, and Georgetown University Professor Mike Long – considered each submission’s technical and artistic strength when determining the winners. (more…)