We encourage you to peruse this bibliography of readings (articles, book chapters, reports) on community writing and publishing, with links to the readings when possible.

Readings related to the Community Writing Project and Journal of Ordinary Thought

Adams, Hal. A grassroots think tank: Linking writing and community building. Democracy and Education. Winter 1995.grassroots-think-tank_adams

Adams, Hal and Janise Hurtig. Creative acts, critical insights: Adult writing workshops in two Chicago neighborhoods. Community Partnerships (Case studies in TESOL Practice Series.) Elsa Auerbach, ed. 2002. creative-acts_adamshurtig_tesol

Ayers, William, Caroline Heller and Janise Hurtig, eds. Every Person Is a Philosopher: Lessons in Emancipatory Education from the Radical Teaching Life of Hal Adams. New York: Peter Lang Press, 2016. flyer-for-every-person_0416

Hurtig, Janise and Hal Adams. Democracy is in the details: Small writing groups prefiguring a new society. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education. no.128 Winter 2010 p. 15-25.democracy_pdf

Hurtig, Janise.  Con Café, Compañerismo, y Calidad: Latina Women Fashioning a Writing Group into a Space of Praxis and Belonging Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, Vol. 10, Issue 4, 2016. p. 1-13. Hurtig_Con Caf Companerismo y Calidad

Hurtig, Janise. Resisting Assimilation: Mexican Immigrant Mothers Writing Together. Latino Language and Literacy in Ethnolinguistic Chicago, ed. Maria Farr.  2005. p. 247-275. hurtig_resistingassimilation_2005


Readings about Community Writing and Publishing (links are provided to some of these readings)

Goldblatt, Eli. “Alinsky’s Reveille: A Community-Organizing Model for Neighborhood-Based Literacy Projects.” College English, vol. 67, no. 3. Jan. 2005. Goldblatt_Alinsky’s Reveille

Jacobi, Tobi and Hinshaw, Wendy Wolters, What words might do: The challenge of representing women in prison and their writing. Feminist Formations 7(1): 67-90, 2015.JacobiHinshaw womanprison

Luetzow, Darcy, Lauren Macaluso, and Eli Goldblatt. “Garden in a Vacant Lot: Growing Thinkers at Tree House Books.” Service-Learning in Literacy Education. Charlotte, NCInformation Age Publishing, 2014. Luetzow et al_Garden in a Vacant Lot

Mace, Jane, ed. Literacy, Language and Community Publishing:  Essays in Adult Education. Bristol PA: Multilingual Matters, 1995.

Matheiu, Paula. Tactics of Hope: The Public Turn in English Composition. Portsmouth NH, 2005.

Parks, Stephen.  Gravyland: Writing Beyond the Curriculum in the City of Brotherly Love.  Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2010.