Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre 2016
I want Milo from a jug that boils the water that
warms the milk that doesn’t say much about
sonnets or sentences but a lot about white,
how that colour is really a tone that can’t be
drunk unless you’re at home not seeing green.
Objects in the Prison Library
- Johanna Featherstone
Throughout July and August 2016, The Red Room Company ran a series of Unlocked workshops at the Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre with poets Johanna Featherstone and Dr Gareth Jenkins. Fostering literacy and positive creative expression through poetry, the program supported 12 women to create, edit and produce their own print anthology of poems.
Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre is located west of Sydney's CBD. The centre opened in 1970 and remains the major intake centre for female offenders in NSW. This will be the first Unlocked prorgam to work with female studetns at Silverwater.
As with all the Unlocked projects, The Red Room Company has produced a print anthology of the poetry created during the workshops - available through our online store - which has been gifted to the students to keep and to share with friends and family.
Stars, REVOLVER, The Unspeakable, Spinning Wheel, Roads, The Situation, Dearest of Dears, Home, Home, Home, Church, Banana, Dee, She's Always in the Mirror, The Crown, ACCESS, Adam, YOU CHOOSE, Charlie, My 2nd Pair of Eyes, Who Jane Austen Really Was, Apricot, IT HURTS, ADVENTURE , Thoughts in Poem...
Visit our online store to purchase publications and materials from this project. Red Room Poetry is a not-for-profit organisation. All funds raised support the ongoing work of Red Room Poetry.