Community Writing

"It is one of the best learning experiences I've had. Nothing comes close to the fulfillment of feeling like you are making a positive impact on others...The sense of community there is wholesome and inviting, it's hard to stay away!" -Jahnai Brown

The University Writing Center is committed to supporting and sustaining a culture of writing both on campus and off. We are currently collaborating on community writing partnerships with three community organizations - Family Scholar House, the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, and the Louisville Urban League.

Our approach to working with these partners draws on principles common to both participatory action research and writing center practices that focus on listening, starting where people are, responding to their needs, building trust over time, and ongoing reflection. We engage in a range of activities, from tutoring to writing workshops to creative writing events. Our community projects provide internship and volunteer opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. We were recognized for this work with the UofL College of Arts and Sciences Community Engagement Award for 2017-2018. You can learn more about our approach to community writing projects and what we have written about these projects here. For more information how to get involved, click here or see the link below.

Learn More About Our Projects!

 Family Scholar House



 Western Branch Library



Helping WBL with the Cotter Cup

Our Community Writing Values and Approaches

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