There have been a number of TEDx events in prisons, both in the US and internationally. Now, TEDx is coming to Oregon. More specifically, it’s coming to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s women’s prison. I and six of my students are auditioning, I feel confident I’ll see at least two of them onstage. Their audition pieces are stellar, and they’ve been working on them nonstop. I did my audition early because I’m out of town next week, here’s the video.
I wrote the piece for this blog several months ago. I wanted to do something else, but simply didn’t have time to create and polish something entirely new. I hope it’s good enough to make it through to the end, but I’ll be even more happy if some of my students make it. I can always audition for another TEDx event, this may be their best shot for a long time. GO STUDENTS!!