Big House Books Volunteer Event

Big House Books Volunteer Event

March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
Where: 
Cook Library Art Gallery
Contact:
Lorraine Stuart lorraine.stuart@usm.edu 601.266.4117

At the close of the Parchman exhibition on display in the Cook Library Lobby, student and other volunteers will gather in the Cook Library art gallery to hear R. Kim Rushing read excerpts from his recent book Parchman. Big House Book representatives will also read selections of prisoners’ letters requesting books and excerpts from Louis Bourgeois, Unit 30: New Writing from Parchman Farm (2016), a recent collection of prison writing from Vox's Prison Writes Initiative (PWI). After the readings, volunteers will package the books donated to Big House Books to mail to inmates in the Mississippi penitentiary system.