Learn more about my new book, Arts in Corrections: Thirty Years of Annotated Publications, due out in Oct. 2022!!

Welcome to my website!

Here you will find information about my writing, my books, my work with adults and youth in community settings  around the world, and recent and upcoming appearances.

Click here to view the Prison Arts Resource Project, an annotated bibliography of evidence-based outcomes’ research on prison arts programs. My partners in this research endeavor, which was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, were Dr. Amanda Gardner and Dr. Lori Hager.


Grady Hillman is not a supporter of Shen Yun Performing Arts. At a holiday performance in Baltimore in 2018, the company’s media team asked me to comment on the performance. My brief remarks were only about the show. They found this website and amplified my quotes with bio material which was disseminated through their enormous media and political channels. I reject their views of Chinese history, politics and culture.