About the founder

Debra Des Vignes is the founder of Indiana Prison Writers Workshop. As a former TV news reporter, Debra got her start at ABC-7 in Los Angeles, California, and then embarked on a decade-long career as a journalist. She was embedded with law enforcement covering crime and courts in various TV markets, including KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, and WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of two books, Sunday Sweet Sunday and The Green Balloon.

Additionally, her work has appeared  in Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged and Writing Rhetoric, The Manifest Station, and Black Horse Review.