Idaho Prison Arts Collective presents...
Idaho Prison Arts Collective (www.idahoprisonarts.org) presents David Steece, Stephanie Wells, and others! While serving a twenty-year sentence for murder in the Idaho prison system, David Steece underwent a profound transformation. He entered the system as a white supremacist, and became a high ranking gang leader in the prison system, but in 2012, he had a profound revelation that made him question all his beliefs and assumptions — and this led him to renounce racism, and to begin to speak out against hatred. As of February, David completed that twenty-year sentence, and is living in Cascade, Idaho. He's the author of Twenty to Life: Essays of a man's journey to change through his incarceration, which Stephanie Wells grew up on a family farm in a small town in southern Idaho. Class valedictorian in high school, she then continued her education at Idaho State University. Writing was never something she aspired to do, but after becoming incarcerated, she started to put emotions and thoughts on paper as a way to both process the experience and share it. She has met some amazing individuals these past three years who have encouraged and influenced my life and writing. We'll have other currently incarcerated writers presenting at the event, whose names we can't disclose, per IDOC rules.