Becoming Visible Through Storytelling

Actors perform stories written by the men and women of the Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project.
Chieko Hara, University Relations

Actors perform stories written by the men and women of the Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project.

"I found I could save my own life," says Kathy McGregor, founder and director of the Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project. "Though storytelling, I became visible."

If storytelling could save her life, surely it could help others.

In this new Research Frontiers feature, read about McGregor's experience with the Prison Story Project.

Driven in part by University of Arkansas faculty, students and alumni from the Program in Creative Writing and Translation, the project helps incarcerated men and women — from death row to a minimum security correction center — have a voice through storytelling.

More feature stories and interactive media can be found at Research Frontiers, the home of research news at the University of Arkansas.


Matt McGowan, science and researcher writer
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