October 12, 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
From October 12-14, 2023, the Coalition for Community Writing (CCW) and the University of Denver call together people involved or interested in community writing to convene in Denver, Colorado to collectively activate radical imagination in order to create a space for coalition building, idea sharing, action, and celebration. When we come together in Denver, we will use and act in radical imagination as a tool and as a process for community writing as we reflect, connect, and organize together toward more just and joyful communities and institutions.
The conference brings together community residents, organizers, nonprofit leaders, writers, artists, journalists, digital storytellers, mindfulness teachers, school teachers, students, scholars and more, who all theorize, enact, and write the stories of community change.
CCW focuses on community writing, capaciously defined, as a framework to explore how writing helps make change happen. In the work of social change, community writing is necessary, contemplative, therapeutic, coalition-building, and action-based. People coordinate strategies, design courses and curricula, preserve stories of the past, make public art, contest local histories, compose grant proposals, write policy, perform community theater, create protest signs, and much, much more.
Deadline for proposals is February 5th, 2023