"Challenging Audiences to Listen: The Performance of Self-Disclosure in Community Writing Projects” by Assistant Professor of English Heather Lindenman and Justin Lohr of the University of Maryland was published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Community Literacy Journal.
Heather Lindenman, assistant professor of English, co-authored an article with Justin Lohr of the University of Maryland about ways that young writers promote empathic listening in community writing contexts.
“Challenging Audiences to Listen: The Performance of Self-Disclosure in Community Writing Projects” analyzes projects composed by high school participants in a community writing partnership. The article argues that the high school students use strategies that may predispose the audience members to see others’ concerns as part of a collective experience.
Lindenman and Lohr’s research is based on a community writing partnership, Writing for Change, founded by Lindenman in 2012. The program aims to empower high school students to catalyze social change through creative, multimodal writing projects.