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John has been running arts projects in prisons + young offender institutions since 1989.

Since that time he has visited twenty two establishments from H.M.P. Frankland to a youth detention facility in Austin, Texas.

In 1999 he was appointed "Story teller in Residence" at H.M.P.Wayland, through the 'Writers in Prisons Network'and became Britain's first, prison, storyteller in residence.


Currently he is 'Writer in Residence' at HMP Highpoint, again through 'Writers in Prisons Network Ltd.'

While at Wayland he was featured in an Artsworld documentary as part of their "Artistic Convictions" series produced by Roger Graif + filmed by Lucy Fyson.

John can offer prisons

1. Storytelling workshops leading to recording + producing cds for "Storybook Dads" schemes.

2. 'Play in 5 Days', where offenders work across five dayus to create + produce a play.

3. Performance poetry workshops