Books: Criminally Good; Paul McGurk Is Touched by This Story of an Author's Experiences Teaching Writing to Juvenile Offenders
Byline: Paul McGurk
TRUE Notebooks is an account of the author's time spent teaching creative writing to juvenile offenders in prison.
The true story of a sensitive man giving violent criminals encouragement and a free hand to produce startling and occasionally moving pieces of work, the book could have foundered on any number of cliches,but Salzman's honest,light touch keeps it brilliantly afloat.
Salzman was initially reluctant to join the Inside Out writing programme at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, as his diary entries show. ``Feel unqualified to evaluate poems about AK47s'',``Still angry about getting mugged in 1978" and ``The …
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Publication information: Article title: Books: Criminally Good; Paul McGurk Is Touched by This Story of an Author's Experiences Teaching Writing to Juvenile Offenders. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: February 13, 2004. Page number: 5. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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