The International Collaborations Committee of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (https://www.wacassociation.org/) is issuing a call for proposals for an AWAC-sponsored panel at the European Writing Centers Association conference to take place in Graz, Austria, from July 8-11, 2020. Please see the EWCA conference website for more details and information about the overall conference theme, “Writing Centers as Spaces of Empowerment”: https://europeanwritingcenters-2020.uni-graz.at/en/
Please submit proposals as attached Word files via email, with the subject line “AWAC-Sponsored Panel EWCA 2020,” NO LATER THAN JAN. 25, 2020, to:
Chris Anson: email@example.com
Federico Navarro: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear EWCA members, dear friends of writing, writing centres and writing pedagogy,
We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 2020! We are looking very much forward to the EWCA Conference this summer and we would kindly like to remind you that the deadline for submissions is approaching (January 6, 2020). For all those who come back from their winter holydays only next week there will be an extended deadline till February 3, 2020. Continue reading
Anna Habib, Editor, CWCAB, WLN Blog
Esther Namubiru, Associate Editor, CWCAB, WLN Blog
Happy New Year to our writing center friends and colleagues around the world!
As we enter the new year and a new semester, we wanted to take this opportunity to formally introduce ourselves as the new editors of Connecting Writing Centers across Borders, a blog of the Writing Lab Newsletter: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. As many of you know from the announcement on the wcenter listserv last Fall, Brian Hotson stepped down as the Editor in the beginning of the Fall semester to work on a book project and launch a digital writing project journal. I served as his Associate Editor for a semester and was honored that he asked me to step in as the Editor. I have since invited Esther Namubiru to join me as Associate Editor. Continue reading
Marian University, Indianapolis IN
The Marian University Writing Center will host the 42nd East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference on March 5 – 7, 2020 at Marian University (Indianapolis, IN).
The theme of the 2020 conference is “Critical Literacies, Humanizing Connections”. Attendees can expect to discuss “how writing centers might more fully embrace their ability to encourage humanizing experiences as part of the ongoing investigation of power, privilege, and identity” (ECWCA Call for Proposals. )
Submit proposals by Dec. 31st, 2019 using the link on the conference website.
As we get ready for a new year, we want to pause and reflect on how far we have come as tutors, writers, writing center administrators, and scholars.
- What are some of your writing center-related successes (big or small) over the last ten years that we can all celebrate?
- What trends, ideas, and connections have you explored in your corner of the world to move our writing center community forward?
We would love to hear from you. Tell us your thoughts in the Comments box below and let’s reflect and celebrate together!
And, most importantly…..
Milwaukee, WI: Location for 2020 IWCA Collaborative
The deadline to submit proposals for the 2020 IWCA Collaborative has been extended to December 15th 2019. The theme of the collaborative is “Contact Zones in Writing Center Work”. For a list of topics related to the theme, please click ‘here.’
The collaborative will be on March 25th in Milwaukee, WI. Are you planning to attend? Let us know in the comment box below.
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Osaka University, Suita Campus – the venue for the 12th Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia.
The Writing Centers Association of Japan is now accepting proposals for its twelfth Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Opportunities and Challenges for Writing and Writing Centers.” This symposium addresses “the role of writing centers in Asian educational institutions as well as the researching, teaching, and learning of writing.”
The Plenary Speaker will be Judy Noguchi (Kobe Gakuin University) presenting “Thoughts on Professional Writing for Mid 21st Century: ESL, DDL, and STEAM”. For more information, please visit “Writing Center Associations of Japan” or click here to download the symposium flyer.
To submit a proposal, click here. To register for the symposium, click here.
Deadline for submitting proposals: January 10, 2010
Symposium date: Sunday February 23, 2020 at Osaka University.
Newly established High School Writing Center
In this interview with Dr. Amy Hodges (President of the Middle East North Africa Writing Center Alliance), Dr. Paula Abboud Habre and Hala Daouk of the Lebanese American University Writing Center talk about their center’s initiative to grow writing centers across high schools in Lebanon. The interview took place following MENAWCA’s April 2019 conference in Beirut, Lebanon
WLN’s fourth webinar, “Writing a Tutor’s Column: From Submitting to Revising,” is now available for streaming! Please click here to view the recording.
This webinar covers WLN expectations for Tutor’s Column submissions, and how to research, structure, and revise an article.
To access the June Webinar, “Finding Ideas for Scholarship in Everyday Writing Center Work,” please click here. Representation at the June webinar included a range of participants from community colleges, SLACs, and larger universities across the U.S. and from a number of international countries/cities including Germany, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Bogota, Liverpool, and Sao Paulo.
For access to all three of the previous webinars, you can visit the WLN Journals’ Digital Resources page.
Members of our Writing Center community in Brazil, Thais Cons, Camila Rezende, Janice Nodari, Daniel Persia and others are running the first Writing Center in Brazil, which opened its doors three years ago at Universidade Federal do Paraná (Federal University of Paraná). They will be presenting at this year’s IWCA conference. In this post, they share their thoughts regarding this year’s conference theme as it relates to writing center work internationally. Continue reading
We invite you to submit a proposal to a special issue of the WLN! For this issue, we are calling for papers that offer creative or innovative ideas for collaboration between writing centers and libraries. We are particularly interested in collaboratively-authored articles that involve both writing center and library staff. Continue reading
Are you planning to attend this year’s IWCA Conference? Check out these quick thoughts from Mike Mattison and Laura Benton, the conference Co-Chairs. They chatted with us about the relevance of the conference theme for international writing center administrators and tutors.
WLN is proud to present our fourth webinar: “Writing a Tutor’s Column: From Submitting to Revising.” This webinar, covering WLN expectations for Tutor’s Column submissions, and how to research, structure, and revise an article, will be held on:
Friday, October 25, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm P.S.T.
To register, click here
Hosted by WLN Associate Editors Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Sohui Lee, and Julie Prebel, the webinar welcomes directors and tutors to join the presentation and a lively question and answer session. There is no charge to sign up for the webinar, but registration is required. Participants can register up to the day/time of the workshop. Continue reading