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The International Writing Centers Association (an NCTE Assembly) annual Summer Institute is ideal for all current and future writing center directors and assistants, writing program administrators, tutors, writing teachers, curriculum developers, graduate students, new PhDs, and academic leaders – both in the U.S. and abroad. Institute leaders offer presentations and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics that connect theory and practice. Leaders are available to meet one-on-one with participants throughout the week.

Summer Institute Leaders
·         Kevin Dvorak, co-chair, Nova Southeastern University
·         Rusty Carpenter, co-chair, Eastern Kentucky University
·         Shanti Bruce, Nova Southeastern University
·         Trixie Smith, Michigan State University

Featured Presenters
·         Vershawn Young, University of Kentucky
·         Jeff Rice, University of Kentucky

The 2014 Summer Institute will be held June 22-27, 2014 at the Lexington Hilton in Lexington, KY. Enrollment is now open and limited to the first 30 registrants. Scholarships are available. For more information, please visit or contact the institute co-chairs:  Rusty Carpenter ( or Kevin Dvorak (