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Programs & Outreach

Programs & Outreach

Turn the Page offers reading, creative writing and journaling opportunities for incarcerated or displaced men and women at the Hamilton Co. Jail and the Silverdale Detention facility. Several transitional housing organizations in the area also have groups including Love's Arms, a home or women who have experienced sexual trafficking, and Mocassin Bend Mental Hospital.. The groups are led by facilitators who hold master's degrees in English or Creative Writing.

Facilitator, Andreana Lefton wrote a creative short essay on her experience with working in Hamilton Co. Jail and the impact on participants.  The essay was published in Catalpa Magazine in 2020.  Read the piece here.


Current Programs

  • SouthWord Literature Festival

  • Young Southern Student Writing contest for grades K-12

  • Theatre Express play for Hamilton Co. 4th graders based on a children's book

  • Writing Workshops for adults and teens

  • Author visits throughout the year

  • Turn the Page outreach to area jails

  • Literary outreach to underserved teens and adults

  • Local Distinguished Author Award

  • Book Drives for Moccasin Bend Hospital

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