Roughly Speaking
Mikita Brottman, a literary scholar and professor in humanities at the Maryland Institute College of Art, established a book club for inmates at Maryland’s maximum-security Jessup Correctional Institution. The club members, some of them convicted murderers serving life sentences, read Melville’s "Bartleby," "The Scrivener", Conrad’s "Heart of Darkness," Shakespeare’s "Macbeth," Stevenson’s "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and Poe’s "The Black Cat," among other works. Brottman, who is also an author and psychoanalyst, tells about her experiences sharing her favorite books with prisoners in a new memoir, “The Maximum Security Book Club,” published by Harper Collins.Brottman speaks Wednesday night, June 15, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.
Roughly Speaking
Maximum-security inmates read Shakespeare in professor's prison book club (episode 109)
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