The Prison Writing Project is looking for law student volunteers to join its reading group. The Project is a collaboration between the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing, the Transform(ED) Justice Collaboratory, the UI Writing University, and The Iowa Review that aims to celebrate, honor, and share the work of incarcerated individuals. Submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing, comics and visual art will be reviewed by an editorial team of faculty, staff, and students from the University of Iowa. The Project seeks to support the writing and self-expression of incarcerated individuals and is grounded in the belief that a true literary landscape cannot exist without them.

Volunteer responsibilities include reading submissions and attending two to three meetings to discuss the submissions with the rest of the reading team. We anticipate that this will be roughly a 5-10 hour commitment over the course of a couple months. All time can be reported as Boyd Service community hours. If you would like to volunteer as a reader, please contact Siduri Beckman at We will be holding a formal interest meeting on Thursday, October 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Phillips Hall Room 24.