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The Pen Project®

is a publication that gives a voice to the incarcerated and those at-risk by offering a way to share their artwork, creative writing, and other purposeful contributions intended to encourage and inspire life-change within its readers. The Pen Project operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

 

Our goal is to make The Pen Project available to each of the 6.8 million men, women and youth who are navigating the U.S. Justice System because every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God.

 

"The Pen Project has given us a constructive and positive outlet to express ourselves."

 

- Eric / Inmate

We receive mailed submissions from inmates across the country. The creative abilities of those submitting to this magazine are remarkable and rival mainstream art publications. Below are some examples of content submissions, many of which are already in print.

The Pen Project art magazine Eau Claire Wisconsin WI jail prison ministry publication gospel trendy awesome inmates poetry creative spoken word letters prisoners jesus God participate partner non profit donate editor make a difference community break the cycle incarceration artistic beautiful printed mail subscription subscribe testimony devotional people healing

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The Pen Project art magazine Eau Claire Wisconsin WI jail prison ministry publication gospel trendy awesome inmates poetry creative spoken word letters prisoners jesus God participate partner non profit donate editor make a difference community break the cycle incarceration artistic beautiful printed mail subscription subscribe testimony devotional people healing

art

Lanscape (acrylic painting)
Lanscape (acrylic painting)

by Spencer

Elk (ink & watercolor)
Elk (ink & watercolor)

by Jesse

Isaiah 61 (pencil drawing)
Isaiah 61 (pencil drawing)

by Matthew

Zebra (colored pencil)
Zebra (colored pencil)

by Anthony

Tiger (scratch art)
Tiger (scratch art)

by Keyon

21Buck (acrylic paint)
21Buck (acrylic paint)

by Patrick

Puzzle (graphite drawing)
Puzzle (graphite drawing)

Anonymous

Hummingbird (colored pencil)
Hummingbird (colored pencil)

by Anthony

Shepherd and Angel (acrylic paint)
Shepherd and Angel (acrylic paint)

by Cameron

Shiny Wolf (acrylic paint)
Shiny Wolf (acrylic paint)

by Patrick

Jesus (print)
Jesus (print)

by Tristian

Clown Fish Art (colored pencil)
Clown Fish Art (colored pencil)

by Anthony

The Pen Project art magazine Eau Claire Wisconsin WI jail prison ministry publication gospel trendy awesome inmates poetry creative spoken word letters prisoners jesus God participate partner non profit donate editor make a difference community break the cycle incarceration artistic beautiful printed mail subscription subscribe testimony devotional people healing

writing

You the Potter / Poem
You the Potter / Poem

by Jessy

Children Learn / Poem
Children Learn / Poem

by Keith

Shark Attack / Poem
Shark Attack / Poem

by Anthony

The Servant / Poem
The Servant / Poem

by Scott

Absolution / Poem
Absolution / Poem

by Jay

Master Plan / Poem
Master Plan / Poem

by Cameron

A Prayer
A Prayer

by Gordon

Breaking News / Writing
Breaking News / Writing

by Jake

His Word / Poem
His Word / Poem

by Bradley

 
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The Pen Project art magazine nonprofit Eau Claire Wisconsin WI faith purpose jail prison ministry mission missionary local midwest minnesota nebraska missouri iowa illinois help for inmates encourage inspire healing publication gospel inmates poetry painting drawing letters incarcerated creative spoken word prisoners jesus God participate partner non-profit donate make a difference community break the cycle correctional system corrections chaplains drug court treatment addiction addict sobriety sober incarceration artistic beautiful printed mail subscription subscribe testimony devotional people recipes happy funny story emotion

Volume 2 Issue 2

02/2018

The Pen Project art magazine nonprofit Eau Claire Wisconsin WI faith purpose jail prison ministry mission missionary local midwest minnesota nebraska missouri iowa illinois help for inmates encourage inspire healing publication gospel inmates poetry painting drawing letters incarcerated creative spoken word prisoners jesus God participate partner non-profit donate make a difference community break the cycle correctional system corrections chaplains drug court treatment addiction addict sobriety sober incarceration artistic beautiful printed mail subscription subscribe testimony devotional people recipes happy funny story emotion

Volume 2 Issue 1

05/2017

The Pen Project art magazine nonprofit Eau Claire Wisconsin WI faith purpose jail prison ministry mission missionary local midwest minnesota nebraska missouri iowa illinois help for inmates encourage inspire healing publication gospel inmates poetry painting drawing letters incarcerated creative spoken word prisoners jesus God participate partner non-profit donate make a difference community break the cycle correctional system corrections chaplains drug court treatment addiction addict sobriety sober incarceration artistic beautiful printed mail subscription subscribe testimony devotional people recipes happy funny story emotion

Volume 1 Issue 2

09/2016

The Pen Project art magazine nonprofit Eau Claire Wisconsin WI faith purpose jail prison ministry mission missionary local midwest minnesota nebraska missouri iowa illinois help for inmates encourage inspire healing publication gospel inmates poetry painting drawing letters incarcerated creative spoken word prisoners jesus God participate partner non-profit donate make a difference community break the cycle correctional system corrections chaplains drug court treatment addiction addict sobriety sober incarceration artistic beautiful printed mail subscription subscribe testimony devotional people recipes happy funny story emotion

Pilot Volume 1 Issue 1

03/2016

 

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