56 min

2.5 Interview with Karrie Auger and Nancy Van Styvendale / Inspired Minds: All Nations Creative Writing Program and Gregory Scofield's "Heart Food‪"‬ Teachin' Books

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I'm so pleased to share today's interview with you, featuring Karrie Auger and Nancy Van Styvendale, all about the Inspired Minds: All Nations Creative Writing Program, which is facilitated in prisons in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

In addition to talking about how they've approached Gregory Scofield's poem "Heart Food" in Inspired Minds classes, Karrie and Nancy get into: relationship as the core of Inspired Minds and their facilitation of creative writing classes; the material conditions of prison programming; the Inspired Minds philosophy, which includes welcoming diversions, informal chat, and laughter; responding to texts through the senses, licking tables (!!), and more. Listen above or on most podcasting apps!
Gregory Scofield's poem "Heart Food" comes from his collection I Knew Two Métis  Women"'Against Improvement,' Toward Relations: Meditations on a Prison Writing Program" by Nancy Van Styvendale Karrie refers to the poem "âcimowina" by Marilyn Dumont in A Really Good Brown GirlSherry Farrell-Racette's faculty page, including citations for her work on memory, objects, and moreRichard Wagamese's Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations"Prisons are built on our backs" by Cory Charles CardinalThe Prison Abolition Issue of briarpatch magazineInmates 4 Humane Conditions / Beyond Prison Walls Canada / noprisons.caIf you're interested in getting your hands on a Teachin' Books tidbits zine as part of my ongoing fundraiser to ensure I can keep providing honoraria for students and precariously or under-employed folks who come chat on the podcast, e-transfer to teachinbookspod@gmail.com or paypal.me/jambermcd or just drop me a line wherever you can find me :) The zines are pay-what-you-can, and I'll need your mailing address to get the zine to you.
The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain and the graphics are by @muskrathands.

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @TeachinBooksPod. You can also get in touch at teachinbookspod@gmail.com.  Please share the pod with those you think might like it!

*Today's episode art comes to you from the inside of my makeshift podcast-recording blanket fort. Welcome!
 **The transcript for this episode, once available, will be here.**

I'm so pleased to share today's interview with you, featuring Karrie Auger and Nancy Van Styvendale, all about the Inspired Minds: All Nations Creative Writing Program, which is facilitated in prisons in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

In addition to talking about how they've approached Gregory Scofield's poem "Heart Food" in Inspired Minds classes, Karrie and Nancy get into: relationship as the core of Inspired Minds and their facilitation of creative writing classes; the material conditions of prison programming; the Inspired Minds philosophy, which includes welcoming diversions, informal chat, and laughter; responding to texts through the senses, licking tables (!!), and more. Listen above or on most podcasting apps!
Gregory Scofield's poem "Heart Food" comes from his collection I Knew Two Métis  Women"'Against Improvement,' Toward Relations: Meditations on a Prison Writing Program" by Nancy Van Styvendale Karrie refers to the poem "âcimowina" by Marilyn Dumont in A Really Good Brown GirlSherry Farrell-Racette's faculty page, including citations for her work on memory, objects, and moreRichard Wagamese's Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations"Prisons are built on our backs" by Cory Charles CardinalThe Prison Abolition Issue of briarpatch magazineInmates 4 Humane Conditions / Beyond Prison Walls Canada / noprisons.caIf you're interested in getting your hands on a Teachin' Books tidbits zine as part of my ongoing fundraiser to ensure I can keep providing honoraria for students and precariously or under-employed folks who come chat on the podcast, e-transfer to teachinbookspod@gmail.com or paypal.me/jambermcd or just drop me a line wherever you can find me :) The zines are pay-what-you-can, and I'll need your mailing address to get the zine to you.
The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain and the graphics are by @muskrathands.

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @TeachinBooksPod. You can also get in touch at teachinbookspod@gmail.com.  Please share the pod with those you think might like it!

*Today's episode art comes to you from the inside of my makeshift podcast-recording blanket fort. Welcome!
 **The transcript for this episode, once available, will be here.**

56 min

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