Preserving Hidden Histories

I Witness

Trade Paper | $14.95 | ISBN 978-09887-635-24


Preserving Hidden Histories blends the voices of community members and student writers who came together during a 5-week study abroad course in London, England. The students in this Civic Writing course learned about the Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers, a network of working-class writing groups formed in the 1970s, and attended writing groups with member groups still in existence.

This book details the beginnings of the FWWCP Collection, housed at London Metropolitan University's Trades Union Congress Library, and explores topics of working-class experience, community, and identity.