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Erickson-Pesetski speaks at Hiram on Shakespeare in prison

by Melinda Lantz | Feb 27, 2020

Posted Feb. 27 - Stacy Erickson-Pesetski, professor of English and associate dean of academic affairs, was the guest speaker Feb. 27 at the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. “He’s a Smooth Talker Like Me – Reading Shakespeare with Juvenile Offenders” explored Erickson-Pesetski’s most recent adventure reading plays with male offenders ages 13 to 18 at Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana. She also spoke to four classes.

For six years, Erickson-Pesetski has brought Shakespeare into a variety of prisons in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois, work that she says provides insight into the universality of Shakespeare as well as the talent and empathy hidden in our correctional facilities.