The ID13 Prison Literacy Project is devoted to providing a voice, an outlet, and a platform for incarcerated individuals at various correctional institutions in the state of Ohio. ID13 is dedicated to meeting participant needs through weekly writing workshops and publication opportunities. ID13 was founded by Halle Neiderman and Christopher P. Dum of Kent State University in the summer of 2016. As educators, researchers, and activists, Neiderman and Dum are motivated by the philosophy that every person has the right to literacy and voices should never be silenced.
The ID13 website is a product of this philosophy and is an online platform of the ID13 project. We urge you to take some time and explore all it has to offer.
You can find archived chapbooks of participant writing from peer-refereed calls for work. We also feature compositions that participants write during our workshops. These compositions can be sorted by their authors, and author bios for many participants are available to give voice and context to their writing.
We are fortunate to share our presence in our local community. Please visit our community page to see examples of how the work of ID13 is shared with the public. If you would like to get involved with ID13 through volunteering, or organizing a community display, please contact us.
ID13 would like to sincerely thank all of our volunteers who have dedicated their time and talents to this project:
Bonne de Blas
Theresa and Steven Brightman