Carry on with the story (“Nastavi priču”) uses literature to address the marginalisation and exclusion faced by female prison inmates in Croatia. The programme provides access to culture and the arts to female inmates by providing writing workshops in prison. Carry on with the story fights prejudices by sharing the women’s stories through collaborative short stories.
Carry on with the story
Región: Požecko-slavónska župa
Odvetvie: Občianska spoločnosť / Sociálny podnik
Polia pôsobnosti: Voľnočasové vzdelávanie, Umenie, Pomoc trestaným osobám
Vlastník projektu: Udruga Skribonauti
Zodpovedná osoba: Luiza Bouharaoua, Paula Zore
Webstránka: Odkaz na webstránku
Our programme provides tools and space for self-expression through art and culture. The programme provides outreach in prison and empowers female inmates. The inmates write prose fragments and short stories, which challenge prejudices and change the public perception of prisoners.
The programme works with female inmates, their mentors, and writers. Female inmates are authors and co-founders of the book club and creative writing workshops. Mentors work with prisoners; writers pen and publish short stories inspired by the inmates’ writings.
Carry on with the story connects female inmates with the world outside of prison. Public presentations of the book open honest and compassionate dialogue on prisons by shifting discussions in the public from the inmates’ criminal pasts to their stories and experiences.
All aspects of the project can be applied to different social environments, contexts, and regions. Carry on with the story can also be applied to other marginalised communities. For instance, a Croatian psychiatric hospital has recently expressed interest in implementing this programme.