How Writing Has Helped a Convicted Murderer Escape

How Writing Has Helped a Convicted Murderer Escape

Writing serves as an escape for all sorts of people. “A lifeboat drifting daily from the fog” is how author Curtis Dawkins has described the therapy of writing.   Many other authors have felt hesitation about giving praise to Dawkins’s book “The Graybar Hotel.” Not because it lacks quality, but because it raises ethical questions.   Image courtesy of Simon & Schuster   The novel, penned by inmate number 573543, or Dawkins, was written on an electric typewriter that stores no more than 70 pages at Michigan’s Lakeland Correctional Facility.   Dawkins is serving life without possibility of parole. He hopes that by …