By Jeremy S. Godfrey

Rewriting Homeless identification: Writing as Coping in an city Homeless Community makes a speciality of the identities of homeless writers, with first and foremost constrained or no really expert education in writing, at a homeless group church. via an ethnographic, two-year research, writer Jeremy Godfrey hosted and took part in weekly writing workshops. He additionally participated within the founding of a highway newspaper inside that group. This publication exhibits Godfrey’s reviews in major writing workshops and the way they promoted self-exploration inside of this neighborhood. scholars of the workshop negotiated their specific, person writing personas through the examine. these personas have been usually dealing with their studies at the streets. extra importantly, the writers seen these studies as relevant to their writing strategies. very similar to the environment of the workshop at an city, non-denominational, group church, the writers honed their coping strategies via conversational and performance-driven writings. Rewriting Homeless Identity highlights these writing samples and the conversations with homeless authors of the samples with regards to id and a feeling of development.

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