These Walls Can Talk | Appalachian Prison Book ProjectIn the past two years, we have produced two anthologies of creative works from book club members and two issues of a creative writing magazine featuring the work of currently incarcerated people. In February , These Walls Can Talk was awarded the Barrelhouse Amplifier Award , which will enable us to distribute print copies of these works to a wider audience. The men in our group are dedicated readers and powerful thinkers, and together we moved through an impressive list of literature. We also dedicated time to writing workshops and worked one on one with writers in our group. We are immensely proud of this collection, and we are honored to have experienced the always wise, often poignant, and refreshingly funny words of our dear friends. In December , the women created their first collection of original writing and artwork.
In , Banks was the first in his family to be admitted to Colgate University but dropped out after nine weeks, feeling uncomfortable among the students of wealthy families. He worked as a plumber, a shoe salesman and a window dresser. A year earlier, he had founded Lillabulero Press with William Matthews and had started publishing Lillabulero , a literary magazine. In , he published his first two books, the collection of short stories Searching for Survivors and the novel Family Life. In and , he spent eighteen months in Jamaica. Banks went to discuss with filmmaker Raoul Peck the adaptation of his boat people novel Continental Drift
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