Kathie is Executive Director of Exchange for Change, which teaches writing in prisons and runs letter exchanges between incarcerated students and writers studying on the outside. She is the author of Madame Dread: A Tale of Love and a contributor to two anthologies: So Spoke the Earth and Women, Writing, and Prison. She’s the past recipient of a Knight International Journalism Fellowship to train journalists in investigative reporting in Haiti, where she also spent more than a dozen years reporting for print, radio and television—including Time, The New York Times, ABC and NPR. Kathie started facilitating writing workshops in the correctional system in 2009 and began academic writing exchanges in 2013.

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