Contact the IWCA

IWCA President

Kevin Dvorak, President, IWCA
Writing Center, Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314-7796

Web Editor

Christopher Ervin
1906 College Heights Blvd #11086
Western Kentucky University
Cherry Hall 100
270-745-4650 /

To submit news, announcements, job postings, featured reading suggestions, photos, or other suggestions or questions for, e-mail the Web Editor.

IWCA Update Editor

Alanna Bitzel
Academic Counselor, Reading and Writing Programs
Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Texas
512-471-7036 /

Want to submit material to the IWCA Update? Please complete the following form:

Guidelines for News Items and other Announcements

  • News items announcements of interest to the writing center community should be submitted (e-mailed) complete, as you would like them to read. If your item contains graphics or special formatting, please indicate that to the editor in your e-mail.
  • News items should contain complete information and provide readers with all necessary context.
  • Position announcements should contain applicable deadlines and an expiration date so that they can be easily archived after deadlines have passed. (Position announcements are not published in IWCA Update, only on ).

Guidelines for Featured Readings and IWCA Conference Notes

The IWCA Website welcomes submissions of original articles, presentations, papers, or brief conference reflections (regional conferences, the IWCA Collaborative, writing center-related sessions at CCCC or other national conferences, the IWCA conference, or the Summer Institute). Submissions of articles or original papers/presentations will be considered for the website’s Featured Reading section; reflections on conferences will be considered for IWCA Conference Notes, an annual PDF supplement for the website that provides IWCA members a peek into the many regional and national conferences they were unable to attend.

Conference reflections should be no more than 1000 words, and articles, papers, or presentations should be no more than 3000 words. Photos or images of research posters can be submitted, as well. Photos should identify persons in the photo and should have a caption.

Submissions from student tutors (graduate or undergraduate) are particularly encouraged.

Submissions for the Featured Readings section of the website are accepted year-around. Submissions for IWCA Conference Notes should be submitted no later than April 30 of each year. Submissions can be e-mailed to .