The Book that was Banned in a Canadian prison
Delaney’s Dream: to create a new type of prison in northern Wisconsin.
Delaney’s Nightmare: The first inmates he gets seem bent on destroying his dream.
Delaney’s Despair: Teaching the staff, the inmates, and the community to understand a new form of prison.
Delaney’s Hope: That his radical experiment will yield positive results before the volatile mixture blows up in his face.
Delaney’s Hope: An explosive book that has a powerful message for our era.
Griffin lives the spirit of ministry, stripped of religion and exercised in the world. Others who love the work, but suffer under institutional rules, will see hope in his life. Any reader who has wrestled with helping others will enjoy Griffin’s spiritual journey.
Video created to celebrate the 2012 Surrey Civic Treasure award to Ed Griffin, writer and teacher of creative writing.
* Read Ed's interview at the Inspiration Forum.
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Ed teaches creative writing at Matsqui Prison, a medium security prison in Western Canada. He is passionate about prison reform and is an advocate for the pursuit of all arts in prison. Ed has published six books, including Dystopia, a non-fiction account of prison written with Mike Oulton. Ed’s autobiography, Once a Priest, tells the story of his journey out of priesthood and into writing and activism. Ed has released his new novel about the future of the prison system, Delaney's Hope.