Thirteen years since I started teaching my Creative Writing class at Douglas County Jail just outside Lawrence, Kansas. Thirteen years, hundreds of classes, thousands of inmates in my class over the years.
I’ve taught for over twenty years at the University of Kansas. I’ve taught in France, Senegal, Zambia, Japan and England. But there’s no doubt at all that my writing class at Douglas County Jail has been the best teaching experience of my life.
I was there again on...