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Convicted Reading, or, Literature in Alternative Sentencing

Posted by dsherman on September 1st, 2012

This interview with Robert Waxler, from UMASS Dartmouth, focuses on the Changing Lives through Literature program for convicts who do a lit class as part of probation.  It's an alternative sentencing program that relies on the deep power of literary narrative to fundamentally transform the sense of self and possibility that one carries into the world.


  • lynne

    Great program and great interview. In fact, I find all the podcasts at the Literature Lab filled with intriguing insights. Thanks.

    Sep 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm
  • Jack

    Indeed, an interesting discussion about the power of literary narrative and how it can still make a difference in our lives. A wonderful testament to the power of literature to change lives.

    Sep 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm