About the founder

Debra Des Vignes is the founder of Indiana Prison Writers Workshop, whose mission is to improve the lives of those currently and previously incarcerated through writing and expression. A former TV News reporter, Debra got her start at ABC-7 in Los Angeles, California before embarking on a career in communications and public relations. She is the author of two books: Sunday Sweet Sunday and The Green Balloon. She has published pieces in Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged and Writing Rhetoric and Spirit and Place Festival blog.