Conference on Community Writing


Co-Chairs: Rachel Wenrick, Valerie Ross, and Veronica House
Drexel University, The University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University are the proud hosts of the 2019 Conference

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

Facilitated by scholars and community leaders, CCW 2019 DeepThink Tank themes will include immigration, gentrification, environmental and food justice, youth activism, and racial justice.

Philadelphia Skyline-Photo credit: Mark Dawkins

Mark is a senior at Paul Robeson High School in West Philadelphia. He is currently one of 18 writers-in-residence as part of TRIPOD at Writers Room, a year-long project supported by Canon Solutions America and Drexel University.  

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.

the number of scholars, activists, teachers, and community members who attended the 2017 conference in Boulder, CO

the number of states from which our attendees came 

the number of colleges, universities, and community organizations represented at the conference.

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.”