This provocation reflects on Sound Off, a community writing project with listening as its central activity and storytelling as a key component. Understanding Sound Off as an experimental site for community listening, I highlight the need for listening in localized contexts, while exploring how we might design community writing projects as listening spaces. Perhaps most provocatively, I identify challenges that teachers, scholars, and activists need to address for community writing to become fully multimodal and reflect reciprocity among participants.
Stone, Erica M. “The Story of Sound Off: A Community Writing/ Community Listening Experiment.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, 2019, pp. 16-22. doi:10.25148/clj.13.1.009087.