LIVE via ZOOM including Q&A with the audience
Kirsten Wurmann and Ashley Huot of the Prison Libraries Committee of Manitoba, talk about their work and share resources on initiating, developing, and engaging in library programming and services inside correctional institutions in the region. This program is presented in conjunction with Art Gallery of Burlington's exhibition, How to Read a Vessel. Advance questions for the presenters are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions for the moderated Q & A portion in advance. Indicate session date & title in the subject line. Due to time constraints & volume of questions only a limited number of questions may be answered.
Public librarian Kirsten Wurmann has volunteered for the past 15 years in prairie prisons and was one of the authors of the Prisoners' Right to Read. She works at Winnipeg Public Library and is chair of the Prison Libraries Committee.
Ashley Huot is an active member of the Manitoba Library Association Prison Libraries Committee where she weaves her background in social justice work with her librarianship, drawing on her experience in community development, community arts, and educational programming. She is a librarian, interdisciplinary artist, and educator based in Winnipeg (Wiinibiigong, Treaty 1 Territory).
Recommended Reads by Kirsten Wurmann & Ashley Huot
Visit Manitoba Library Association, Prison Libraries Committee website
Visit Art Gallery of Burlington, How to Read a Vessel
Registration closes 60 minutes before the program begins. You can access Zoom on your computer, or on your device through the Zoom app, or by calling in. To attend the program on the phone, please register and we'll provide the information you need to listen in.
How to Zoom instructions
A Burlington Literary Festival presentation #BurlLitFest