Thursday, December 17, 2009

Author of ‘Grace Goes to Prison’ plans speaking tour.

Melanie G. Snyder, author of the new Brethren Press book "Grace Goes to Prison: An Inspiring Story of Hope and Humanity," is planning a cross-country speaking tour to foster understanding of restorative justice and promote awareness of current issues in the American criminal justice system. She is a member of Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren.

"Melanie will share inspiring true stories from her book about Marie Hamilton’s 30 years of prison volunteer work, facilitate community dialogue about related criminal justice issues, and provide information on promising approaches such as restorative justice and alternatives to incarceration--approaches which are now receiving renewed attention as state budgets are strapped and legislators seek better ways to address crime and reduce recidivism," said a release.

Snyder will tour from mid-February to late April, visiting a number of cities including places such as Charlottesville, Va.; Richmond, Ind.; Elgin, Ill.; McPherson, Kan.; and Phoenix, Ariz. She is seeking speaking engagements with churches and other faith groups, colleges and universities, retirement communities, civic groups, peace and justice organizations, prison ministry groups, independent bookstores, public libraries, and book discussion groups.

To schedule a speaking engagement contact or 717-572-2110. A schedule for the tour will be available at . The book may be purchased from Brethren Press for $18.95 plus shipping and handling, call 800-441-3712.

Source: 12/17/2009 Newsline

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