Groundswell: a conference of student work

  • Friday, June 7, 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • PCC Cascade
  • Opening ceremony: 8:45am, Terrell Hall 122
  • Panels: 9:45am to 12:30pm in Terrell Hall
  • Join Zoom Meeting

Interested in submitting work?

Submit my work

Interested in nominating a student?

Reach out to Melissa Manolas,

What is Groundswell?

Since 2017, the Groundswell Conference has served as an inclusive venue for PCC students to present their original creative and academic writing on a range of topics, including gentrification, mental health, climate change, social media, and higher education, among many others.

Groundswell is also a chance for PCC students from across the district to present their work to fellow students, families, friends, and the greater PCC community. The event will take place in person in June 2024 (with limited remote options for attendance).

Student works are accepted during Fall and Winter terms.

What kind of work should be nominated or submitted?

Groundswell students in the pastNominations should be any work that has left you moved or awed in a way that only student work can. This conference is not just for students in writing classes. Any and all disciplines are welcome.

Types of works accepted
  • Creative Writing: poetry, fiction, plays, screenplays…etc.
  • Informal writing
  • Long or short assignments
  • Personal narratives
  • Podcasts
  • Presentations
  • Research essays
  • Short films or video presentations
  • Speeches
  • Works from or on any subject: Art, English, ESOL, History, Humanities, Journalism, Music, Library Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Reading, Religious Studies, STEM, Sociology, Technical Writing, Writing, World Languages…etc.