Transforming Communities one Writer at a Time

We use writing in coordination with community efforts to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Engagement through Education, Research, Collaboration, and Public Writing

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We are a network of scholars, writers, teachers, students, activists, and community organizers

Who are reimagining how communities write themselves;

How Writing Is Used As A Tool For Public Awareness and Expression, Dialogue Across Difference, and Community Building;

and how higher education and communities can collaborate to these ends.

Community Writing

encompasses service-learning, public writing, community-based research, community literacy, ethnography, community publishing, and advocacy and activist writing.

Community writing also embraces many other forms of writing, broadly conceived, such as graffiti and mural art, social media and blogs, protest signs, theater and public performance.

Sign up for our Community Writing listserv, a valuable resource and networking space for scholars, students, teachers, and community members.

Members of the list are welcome to post questions, ideas, and announcements about pedagogy, research, publications, projects, and events regarding community writing and related fields.