On March 5, former book club member and poet Jarrod Shook recorded his poem I was in prison and you visited me at CBC's Ottawa studio for Michael Enright's "The Sunday Edition." Listen to the broadcast here and read about Jarrod's experience, in his own words, in this blog post!
Meet Bev Dwyer, former Grand Valley Institution for Women book club member and founder of The Second Chance Foundation, a non-profit organization starting this spring that will support women coming out of prison. The Second Chance Foundation will assist women by providing them with employment and educational training, counselling, and a "second chance without any judgement."
This week, we're featuring a short blog post written by one of our former book club members, Jarrod Shook, about the importance of poetry. Check out Jarrod's poem "I was in prison and you visited me" at the end of his post.