Play examines cycles around incarcerated Aboriginal women

A Musta-Be: Maskihkiy Maskwa Iskwew , written by U of A professor Jane Heather, pulls from the experiences of Yvonne Johnson, who served time at the Edmonton Institution for Women after being convicted of murder.

The play  will be performed at the Second Playing Space in the U of A’s Timms Centre for the Arts for three performances – June 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. 

For more information, read the article on Express News (U of A)


GELA Women’s Prison Library and Reintegration Committee: Inmate’s February Wish List

This is the February request list from inmates for book donations for the EIFW library. If you have any of the books on the list (or any questions or comments)  email or to coordinate a drop off.

Anne of Green Gables (series)– Lucy Maud Montgomery
Children of the Lamp(series) – P.B. Kerr.
Just Another Indian – Warren Goulding
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl
A Painted House – John Grisham
Pyrates (series) – Chris Archer
Shattered Silence – Melissa G. Moore
Twilight Series (especially Breaking Dawn)  – Stephanie Meyer
Type Talk – Janet M. Thuesen and Otto Kroeger
Under the Dome – Stephen King

Anything about (topic)
Aboriginal poetry
Atlas (large world atlas)
Book of quotations
Books on CD (fiction/nonfiction)
Calming/Inspirational books (with serene pictures
Craft Books – Knitting, quilting, crochet
Crossword puzzle books
Hobby/ Craft Magazines
Language Instruction (Any languages, esp. Italian and Arabic)
Poetry anthologies
Traditional Aboriginal Medicine
Vietnamese fiction and nonfiction

Ellen Hawkin
S.E Hinton
Alexander Pushkin

Current High School- Chemistry, Physics, Biology text books

Cathee’s Wish List

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Bright Shiny Morning -James Frey

Children of the Lamp(series) – P.B. Kerr.

Cloud of Bone by Bernice Morgan

The Count of Monte Cristo= Alexandre Dumas

Man’s Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl

Mummy – Anne Rice

Push – Sapphire

Pyrates (series) – Chris Archer

Shattered Silence – Melissa G. Moore

Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer

Where the Red Fern Grows- Wilson Rawls

Anything by (authors)

Tess Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club has been donated)

Stephanie Meyer (Twilight Series)

Anything about (topic)


Learning Braille

Traditional Aboriginal Medicine

Hobby/ Craft Magazines
Science Magazines



Cookbooks (cooking on a budget, using simple ingredients, cooking in prison)

National Geographic, June 1985 (Tara found one!) and April 2002 (Sharbat Gula editions)

Current High School Chemistry , Physics, Biology Textbooks

Dan Brown’s latest book

Cathy’s Wish List

Book Requests

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
One Child – Torey Hayden
Tiger’s Child- Torey Hayden
A Child Called “It” – Dave Pelzer
Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult

Anything by:
Edgar Allan Poe
Khalil Gibran
Alex Haley
S.E Hinton
Ann Rice

Books About:
The zodiac
Biographies (more recent bands, actors)
Novels in Vietnamese
Current High school textbooks – Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Book Club meeting

At the last committee meeting, we discussed having a Book Club Subcommittee (I suppose that would be a sub-Subcommittee..?).  I’d like to have a meeting within the next few weeks, but I recognize that October can be very busy.  Nevertheless, I’m going to throw out a few dates in October and a couple in November.  I was thinking of holding it at Remedy (close to the U of A and on a bus route) at 5:30 – does that work for everyone?

[FYI – The next book club meeting at the prison is on November 7th & the book is A Thousand Splendid Suns]

Here are a few dates:

(this Friday) October 16th 

(next Friday) October 23rd                                                                                                                            

Tuesday, October 27                                                                                                                                    

Monday, November 3rd                                                                                                                             

Thursday, November 5th