Conference on Community Writing

Detroit, MI

October 23-25, 2025

Photo credit: Kate Sumbler

DeepThink Tanks

DeepThink Tanks are participatory, action-oriented working sessions focused on critical social and environmental issues and facilitated by scholars and community leaders.  Attendees actively engage with how to address these issues in our teaching, research, community activism, and organizing.

Why attend this conference?


about writing as a tool for social change.


projects, pedagogies, research, and partnerships.


with colleagues in your own and related fields and from community contexts — writers, activists, teachers, organizers, and community members. All are welcome!


how to help catalyze and facilitate social change through various types of research, teaching, and writing about, with, for, and by local and global communities.


More than 1,500 scholars, activists, teachers, and community members have attended our conference. 

Our attendees have drawn from 49 states, D.C., and countries around the world.


More than 750 colleges, universities, and community organizations have been represented at the conference.

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Attendee Testimonials

To join our community, you can register 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.”

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