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.

Contacts

Matt McGowan, science and researcher writer
University Relations
479-575-4246, dmcgowa@uark.edu

Headlines

Physicist Awarded Vannevar Bush Fellowship by Department of Defense

The award, the department's most prestigious given to a single researcher's group, supports fundamental research with the potential to advance national security.

Faculty Member's Short Film Competes for Oxford Film Festival's Artist Vodka Prize

The Oxford Film Festival has gone virtual and the film Animal by Russell Sharman, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, is being featured and premieres today.

Law Alumni Society Announces Inaugural Award Winners

Alex Guynn will receive the Commitment to Justice Award, Nathan Bogart will be given the Early Career Award, and the Career Champion Award will go to the Legal Team at Walmart Inc.

Sarah Judy and J. Laurence Hare Named U of A's Academic Advisors of the Year

Sarah Judy of Walton College and J. Laurence Hare of Fulbright College have been selected by the University of Arkansas Academic Advising Council as 2019-20 outstanding academic advisors. 

BASIS and webBASIS Access Limited Starting Today

Starting at 5 p.m. today, webBASIS will be unavailable and BASIS access will be limited until 8 a.m. Monday, June 1. This planned outage is required to convert BASIS data to the new Workday system. 

News Daily