lives the spirit of ministry, stripped of
religion and exercised in the world. Others who love the work, but
suffer under institutional rules, will see hope in his life. Any reader
who has wrestled with helping others will enjoy Griffin’s
Video created to celebrate the 2012 Surrey Civic Treasure award to Ed
Griffin, writer and teacher of creative writing.
teaches creative writing
at Matsqui Prison, a medium security prison in Western Canada. He is
passionate about prison reform and is an advocate for the pursuit of
all arts in prison. Ed has published five books, including Dystopia, a
non-fiction account of prison written with Mike Oulton. Ed’s
newly released autobiography, Once a Priest, tells the story of his
journey out of priesthood and into writing and activism. He is hard at
work on a new novel about the future of the prison system.