The Prison Education Project Reading Group convenes each semester in the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center to consider a series of linked texts.

Designed to sharpen participants’ reading and critical thinking skills, increase expose to significant and interesting texts, and to promote an intellectual environment within MECC, the Reading Group also builds up the skills needed for participants to become successful applicants to the Prison Education Project.   

Meeting approximately four times across the semester, the Reading Group focuses on a new theme each semester.  Past themes have included “The West” and “The Past in the Present: Memoir and Science Fiction.”

Founded by Maggie Garb and Barbara Baumgartner

Current Reading Group Series:

Spring 2019: Literature of the Great War

Schedule and details are now available