Writing 499: The Writers Project

The Writers Project offers an opportunity for experiential learning and taking up writing as a practice for doing things in the world. Pushing ourselves beyond the confines of the classroom, we will approach writing as a professional skill and a tool for social action and community engagement. Framing our work as a “project resonates on two levels: as a class, we will think of ourselves as a collection of writers taking on collaborative projects that achieve a broader vision with constituents beyond the classroom; as individuals, we will work to project ourselves – our skills, interests, passions, and investments – out into the world as we work with others beyond our classroom walls. Our work will involve communicating with project collaborators, producing writing toward the development of projects, making reports to the class on the progress of the projects, and doing readings that speak to this sort of collaborative and professional writing work.