Sacro Lecture 2016: Erwin James

9th November 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Playfair Library
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Normality

Erwin James is a Guardian columnist and Editor in Chief of Inside Time, the national newspaper for people in prison. He became a writer in prison where he served 20 years of a life sentence and has written for many national titles including the Observer, Radio Times, New Humanist and the Big Issue.

He is the author of three books: A Life Inside – A Prisoners Notebook, (Atlantic, 2003), The Home Stretch – From Prison to Parole, (Atlantic, 2005) and Redeemable – a Memoir of Darkness and Hope (Bloomsbury, Feb 2016).

He is also a trustee of the Prison Reform Trust and a patron of the charities: Create, Blue Sky, Human Writes, the Writers in Prison Foundation, and the Prison Phoenix Trust. He is a Fellow of the RSA and an Honorary Master of the Open University.

The Sacro Lecture begins at 6:30pm and is followed by a reception at 7:30pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are requested to arrive in good time.

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