Bound Art Book Fair

Books Beyond Bars - Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

Books Beyond Bars is a Manchester-based charity who send books and other educational materials, free of charge, to incarcerated LGBTQIA+ people across the United Kingdom. This year, HYPERTEXT is partnering with the charity to raise donations, and each exhibitor has the opportunity to donate unsold stock to the Books Beyond Bars inventory. In this talk, BBB volunteer Felix McNulty will be in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker, the UK's longest-serving trans inmate. Baker was released from a cumulative 30 year sentence in 2019. She is involved in various art practices across illustration, cross stitching, publishing and music, and the talk will place these in context, exploring the experience of incarceration as a trans person through a focus on art practice as a liberatory practice.