• Please email writinglabnewsletterblog@gmail.com to share your piece!
  • Submit your piece as a Microsoft Word document.
  • If references are included, please use APA format.
  • Include your bio (100 words) and a profile photo.
  • Optional: Provide two or three relevant photographs (jpeg; png) to accompany your piece.

Tutor Voices

Your contribution needed! Click each item below for more information.

We invite you to tell us how you are practicing resilience during this COVID-19 time. We continue to receive submissions. Submit yours today!

  1. Choose ONE of these prompts:
    • What is inspiring you lately?
    • What is one recent act of kindness you have done or received?
    • How is writing or working with writers keeping you going these days?
  2. Record a 20-30 second “selfie” video (landscape) OR write a 250-word response with a related photo. (You could also write a few words on a piece of paper/card and hold it up for the camera as a photo or video). We also welcome submissions in other languages besides English!
  3. Email your video OR note and photo to writinglabnewsletterblog@gmail.com that includes:
    • Your full name
    • Your institution
    • Your writing center position
We are looking for pieces that take a specific angle on an issue within writing center praxis (theory or practice). In particular, we are interested in learning about:
  • How are you (i.e., tutors) experiencing your work given your own cultural/linguistic identities and/or the current moment you are inhabiting?
  • How does your own intersectional identity as a tutor who is supporting other writers in this moment inform your work as a tutor?
  • What tensions are you grappling with at the local or global level?

Types of Submission

We welcome feature pieces, global spotlight pieces, and profile pieces. Click each item below for more information.

A feature piece can tackle questions like these:

  • Given our globalized educational contexts and institutional missions for internationalization and diversity, how might writing center work with writers in/from different parts of the world enrich our theories/tutoring approaches/ways of doing?
  • What can we all offer each other in terms of perspective, ideas, techniques, support, and community?
  • What do we need to revisit in our perspectives, ideas, techniques, student and tutor support work, and community?

What do writing centers look like in other parts of the world? A global spotlight piece tells us the who/where/when/what of your writing center.

Help us get a glimpse into how things are done in your local context and your part of the world. What is unique about your center’s context, operations, pedagogy, or practices?

Furthermore, this piece takes on a specific angle offering a new perspective, question, model, and is guided by these broader questions:

  • What might those of us in the North American context learn from our colleagues in different parts of the world about writing center theory and practice?
  • How might practices/histories/approaches outside of the North American context inform the work many of us here in the U.S. do with our multilingual and international student-writers?

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