Words on Wheels 
is a mobile, community writing center to help develop personal, professional, and civic writing skills and produce documents. This initiative addresses the fundamental need for productive and engaged citizens to develop, hone, and employ sustainable literacy practices, with a special focus on serving members of the greater Phoenix community that have historically been disenfranchised due to race, culture, poverty, individual trauma, and other social injustices.


2018 - 2019 Programs (For more information about each program, visit the Archive.)

  • The Power of Personal Stories
    presented by Sarah Viren, PhD - Author of "Mine"
    Assistant Professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, ASU
    Saturday, October 6  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Digital Writing I
    presented by James Wermers, PhD - CSRD Faculty Fellow, ASU
    Saturday, November 3  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    South Mountain Community Library  |  7050 N. 24th St., Phoenix

  • Digital Writing II
    presented by James Wermers, PhD - CSRD Faculty Fellow, ASU
    Saturday, February 2  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Center for the Study of Race and Democracy  |  Arizona Center

  • Writing Family History for Special Occasions 
    presented by Duane Roen - Dean, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, ASU
    Saturday, March 2  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Arizona Heritage Center  |  1300 N. College Ave., Tempe

  • Family History Writing (POSTPONED)
    Spanish Language
    May 4  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Words to Work: Writing on the Job
    Saturday, June 8  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.