Creative Writing Workshops for Correctional
Facilities with Author Peggy Rambach
This workshop gives inmates the opportunity
to record and dramatize their past, as well as navigate the complexities
of the present through the forms of memoir, fiction, and poetry.
Participants will read work-in-progress for discussion, affirmation,
and critique, and learn the skills and techniques that will make
their writing communicate lasting insight for both the writer
and his or her readers.
Suffolk County House of Correction, Boston Massachusetts:
Ive learned many things in Peggys
class. Not only creative writing and what it is, but I also
learned that through writing, listening to it, and writing myself,
I can become and do anything I want. So, I say again, thank
you Peggy Rambach and please continue to open up the world
of creative writing to people who would not otherwise know its
joy, because by understanding creative writing as you have taught
me, not only my mind has been opened and challenged, but also
-- Suffolk County House of Correction workshop
Standard fee per hour: $60
One full-day residency: $500
6 week residency or 60 contact/non-contact hours:
All residency fees are negotiable.
Peggy Rambach collaborates with facilities and arts
agencies to procure funding for her residencies.
General Statement About Workshops:
Peggy Rambach can design facility workshops as one-hour
or one-day presentations, weekend or two week intensives, and
six - ten week sessions. Longer sessions culminate with a reading
and hard copy publication of participants work. All submissions
to the booklet/website publication, and participation in the reading
are voluntary. HIPAA Laws are observed in health care settings.
All workshops in health care settings are followed by a twenty-minute
debrief session with staff and/or administrators. Generally, workshop
enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Suffolk County Sherriff's Office (www.mass.gov/dasuffolk).
Author, Peggy Rambach, runs creative writing workshops in community education settings for the Healing Arts in health care, correctional facilities, ESL programs and immigrant support centers as well as offering assistance with lesson plans in professional development presentations for middle and high school teachers. She teaches memoir writing in medical schools as part of the curriculum in Narrative Medicine and Medical Humanities. Ms. Rambach is conveniently located for teachers, students and participants from throughout New England including the Vermont (VT) cities of Bennington, Burlington and Montpelier, the Maine (ME) cities of Portland, Gardener, Kennebunkport and York, the New Hampshire (NH) cities of Portsmouth, Concord, Manchester, Dover, Nashua and Rochester, the Massachusetts (MA) cities of Boston, Newburyport, Amherst, North Hampton, Salem, Beverly, Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill, Gloucester, Plymouth, New Bedford, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Rockport, Hyannis, and Falmouth, the Rhode Island (RI) cities of Providence and Newport and the Connecticut (CT) cities of New Haven and Hartford.