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American Rambler with Colin Woodward

Jan 4, 2019

Dave Coogan is a professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also the editor of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, which collects stories from various people who who found themselves in the criminal justice system in Richmond. A native of New England, Dave talks about how he ended up in Virginia and how a horrible crime in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond led him on a path to his current work. He talks with Colin about the importance of getting people--whether criminals, students, or family members--to tell their stories. And he will soon be telling more stories on his own podcast.