While place-based pedagogies and place-conscious education have received a great deal of attention in community literacy, these studies have often focused on classroom efforts at engaging students in their communities. This article articulates an extracurricular pedagogy of place through a historical study of a network of creative writing groups in mid-century rural Wisconsin. Rather than thinking of place-conscious education as something that emerges from the classroom, the work of these writers suggests that scholars and educators in community literacy look instead for place-based literacies already at work in our communities.
Reddy, Nancy. “‘The Spirit of Our Rural Countryside’: Toward an Extracurricular Pedagogy of Place.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 13, no. 2, 2019, pp. 69-87. doi:10.25148/clj.13.2.009070.