Paperchains Reading and Writing Packs for Prison


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**Please note that one of the performers in Paperchains Live is a mother and there is a short scene with her baby.**

Paperchains offers the perfect package to support reading and writing work in prisons, and help prisoners express their creativity.

‘Inspiring and absolutely amazing’
Inmate, HMP Eastwood Park


The Paperchains Reading and Writing Pack includes:

+ 1 Copy of the DVD of Paperchains Live

+ 5 copies of the Paperchains Anthology for reading activities. (additional copies are available on request).

+ 1 Printed Activity Pack featuring 5 specially designed creative reading and writing resources and activities to use in collaboration with the Paperchains Live DVD and Paperchains Anthology

+ A Brand new opportunity for your prisoners to submit to a new round of Paperchains in 2023.

All this is yours for just £75 (+p&p)


‘It has been a long time since I’ve been inspired’
Inmate, HMP Portland


Watch an Extract from Paperchains Live (included in the packs)



Further Info on the Paperchains Packs

Paperchains Packs were created by David Kendall, Sam Ruddock, and A.G. Smith.

David Kendall co-founded Paperchains. He has worked on a wide variety of projects with prisoners and their families, young people in care, and rough sleepers. He is co-director and founder of Penned Up, a literature festival that is organised by and for prisoners. In 2020 Penned Up was recognised by The Big Issue as one of their Top 100 Changemakers.

Sam Ruddock is the editor of the Paperchains Anthology. He founded Story Machine, where he creates shows like Paperchains Live, publishes books, and helps writers develop their work.

A.G. Smith is the creator and co-founder of the acclaimed Paperchains project which provided a creative platform to help prisoners and their families during the UK Lockdowns of 2020. He is a writer of comedy, fiction and ghost stories and several of his horror stories have been transferred to the stage and adapted for broadcast on National Prison Radio. He has been a guest judge at The Black Country Horror Short Film Festival for the last two years alongside film critic Kim Newman. A.G. Smith has worked in prisons for thirteen years and his work with prisoners and their families has been featured on C4’s Secret Millionaire and on BBC Radio 4. He has written for Inside Time, The Big Issue, Soldier Magazine, The Bookseller and The Financial Times.


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