Caspar Walsh
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WORKSHOPS | PRISON WORK

I’ve been involved with the British prison system for most of my life. First as a visitor to my dad from the age of 12 then as an inmate myself. After leaving rehab I started helping out in prison drug rehab meetings. Today, many years later I now facilitate personal and professional development through creative writing in prisons throughout England and Wales.

I am currently a part time writer in residence in Ashfield YOI and HMP Parc Prison in Bridgend Wales. My prison projects come under the heading of Write to Freedom and cover a wide range of community based workshops in and out of prison looking at personal and professional development through the creative writing process. For more information please contact me.

Previous prison residencies

  • HMP Ashfield YOI (young offender institution)
  • HMP Shepton Mallet
  • HMP Usk

Prison drug rehab work

  • HMP Brixton
  • HMP Downview
  • HMP Eastwood Park
  • HMP Le Verne
  • HMP Bristol

Recent prison projects:

Audio Adventure Stories in Sound (clips to follow)

HMP Parc
Working with fathers and their children to create original myths, fables and legends with the children written in as central characters in the stories. The fathers were recorded reading the stories out loud. The stories were then given Radio 4 quality edits with music and sound effects and presented to the fathers and their children on CD. Incredible project. Funded by Academi.

Radio Drama

HMP Usk
Supported prisoners in creating 5 original radio dramas inspired by existing texts Co funded by Academi, Bridgend libraries and HMP Usk. Click on a link below to listen to an exerpt:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

A play for radio by Caspar Walsh
Produced by Sara Davies
Starring Mohammed George (Eastenders)
Carl Prekopp

 

‘A society should not be judged by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals.’ - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Prison Work | Write to Freedom

www.writetofreedom.co.uk


 
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