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A Kyes Stevens Lecture - "Education for Incarcerated People"

Kyes Stevens talk
Kyes Stevens, the director of the Prison Arts + Education Project at Auburn University, will speak about "Education for Incarcerated People: Shifting Access to Learning and Quality of Life" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 in Convocation Hall.  

Stevens is the founder and director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. Starting in 2001, she has designed and built an innovative and sustainable program for education on the inside. Stevens was awarded a fellowship from the NEA to teach poetry at the Talladega Federal Prison in 2001, and grew APAEP from that experience.

She was a co-recipient of the first Lillian E. Smith Writer in Service Award, Auburn University Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2012 and an Auburn University Women of Distinction Award in 2010. She was the 2014 Alabama State Council on the Arts Literary Arts Fellowship recipient and, in 2016, was recognized as an AL.com Woman Who Shapes the State, in addition to a 2016 Southerner of the Year by Southern Living.

Stevens works with peers from the country to develop strategies for arts and higher education in prison programs, including multiple visits to the White House. In 2018 she was honored by Auburn University with the Faculty Excellence in Outreach Award, and was featured on NPR. She seeks to bolster others in their efforts to develop programming, working as a consultant/advisor to institutions of higher education.

Sponsored by:
Office of the Dean of the College
Office of the Dean of Students
Common Book Program
Office of Civic Engagement
Department of English
Creative Writing Program
Department of Politics
Pre-Law Program
Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
Department of Education