Violeta Molina Natera on Writing Centers in Latin America

To wrap up Season 2 of Slow Agency, we chatted with Dr. Violeta Molina-Natera to learn about writing centers in Latin America. She is the director of Javeriano Writing Center at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali in Colombia, and former president of Latin American Writing Centers and Programs Association. Violeta was one of the featured speakers at the 2021 IWCA conference this October. Her talk titled “Are ʻtheyʻ really writing centers? Entering to a community as outsiders to transform it” is available for view on YouTube.

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Carlino, P. (2006). Representaciones sobre la escritura y formas de enseñarla en universidades de América del Norte. Signos Universitarios, 23 (41), 157-186.

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Molina-Natera, V. (2014). Centros de escritura: Una mirada retrospectiva para entender el presente y futuro de estos programas en el contexto Latinoamericano. Legenda, 18(18), 9–33.

Molina-Natera, V. (2015). Los centros y programas de escritura en América Latina. In V. Molina-Natera (Ed.), Panorama de los Centros y Programas de Escritura en Latinoamérica. Sello Editorial Javeriano.

Molina-Natera, V. (2017). The history of U.S. writing centers and the emergence of writing centers in Latin America: An interview With Neal Lerner. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 14(2), 3–8.

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