Join us on Saturday 29th January at 2.30pm in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room for an Exhibition Launch and talk with Illustrator Damien Linanne.
Damien was contracted by Penguin Random House, to illustrate the book, This is Ear Hustle, based around the Pulitzer Prize nominated prison podcast Ear Hustle. He completed a master’s degree in Information Studies since his own release from prison and works primarily as an archivist in Newcastle, NSW. He is the editor of Paper Chained, a writing journal posted free to prisoners worldwide, and the host of the prison podcast Broken Chains, commissioned by Newcastle Libraries in 2021.
This artwork from Damien depicts the founders of the podcast Ear Hustle. Nigel Poor, a visual artist and volunteer at San Quentin Prison, and Earlonne Woods, an inmate for the show’s first three seasons. Ear Hustle is a slang term in US prisons for eavesdropping.