The Community Writing Project’s approach to writing and publishing in communities is based in the pedagogies, politics, and principles of “popular education,” also referred to as “education for liberation,” or “pedagogy of the oppressed.”

The CWP finds inspiration in many publicly recognized liberationist thinkers — from Paolo Freire to Grace Lee Boggs, from Myles Horton to bell hooks. We are equally inspired and guided by writings and discussions of writing workshop participants who have taught us about, and reflected upon, the writing workshop process.

On this page you will find bibliographic references to texts we have found useful (with links to readings where possible).  You will also find links to writings about popular education from community writers.