Writing Center Events at NCTE 2014

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

The NCTE Annual Convention in Washington, DC begins today! We are thrilled to be able to gather at three IWCA events at this year’s conference, where we can gather as writing center professionals (and those interested in learning more). We hope you will plan to attend at least one, if not all, of these events […]

IWCA Assembly Report for NCTE, 2014

Nov 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

The International Writing Centers Association (, an NCTE Assembly, was founded in 1983 to foster communication among writing centers and to provide a forum for concerns. Comprising directors and staffs of writing centers at universities, two-year colleges, and public schools, the IWCA has over 775 members and is governed by an Executive Board that includes […]

Interested in K-12 Writing Centers? Join CAPTA at NCTE!

Nov 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

CAPTA-IWCA Gathering at NCTE Thursday, November 20, 2014 5 – 7 PM Union Street Pub House (website here) 121 S. Union St. Alexandria, VA 22314* The brand-new Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association (CAPTA), along with the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) cordially invites all K-12 English teachers, current and prospective K-12 writing center directors, and […]

Voting for the IWCA Executive Board Is Open! (IWCA Members May Vote through 11:59 pm EST on October 25)

Oct 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

Voting for IWCA Executive Board open positions (at-large, graduate student rep, community college rep, and high school rep) will take place electronically between Tuesday, October 14, 2014 and Saturday, October 25, 2014. The election ballot, available through the member site, will close at 11:59 pm EST on October 25. Elected candidates will be notified […]

IWCA Logo Contest Open for Voting!

Sep 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

Download a PDF with the five logo candidates and descriptions. IWCA is looking for fresh ideas for its logo. The logo should be a high quality image that functions across multiple forums and clearly captures the international spirit of our organization. Submissions were due by September 15, 2014. The winning logo will be unveiled at […]

Work-in-Progress Session at IWCA-NCPTW Conference, Call for Proposals

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

IWCA Works in Progress Session(s) Please join us at the IWCA Conference in Orlando to share a Work-in-Progress and receive feedback from discussion leaders and peers.  These sessions will be composed of roundtable discussions where participants discuss their current projects (10 minutes max) and then receive feedback from other researchers including discussion leaders, other WiP […]

MWCA Travel Grants for IWCA/NCPTW and Research Grants deadlines approaching (for MWCA members)

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

News from the MWCA  (August 2014): MWCA-Sponsored Travel Grants to 2014 IWCA/NCPTW are due by September 15, 2014 MWCA Research Grants – Due October 1, 2014 Finally, the MWCA Executive Board of Directors is currently seeking nominations for new board members. For more information about our regional organization, please check out […]

IWCA Logo Contest! (deadline: September 15, 2014)

Sep 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

IWCA is looking for fresh ideas for its logo! The logo should be a high quality image that functions across multiple forums and clearly captures the international spirit of our organization.The winning logo willbe unveiled at the IWCA/NCPTW Conference this October in Orlando. The winner of the logo contest will receive a one-year subscription to […]

SWCA Travel Grants for IWCA/NCPTW 2014

Aug 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

SWCA Grants If you are making plans to attend the 2014 IWCA/NCPTW Joint Conference in Orlando, FL this October 30-November 1, consider applying for one of the following competitive scholarships for individuals within the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) region. IWCA Professional Scholarships: Two $250 awards NCPTW Student Scholarships:  Three $200 awards For details on […]

IWCA on Twitter!

Jul 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

You can now keep up to date with the IWCA by following the organization’s Twitter account: @IWCA_NCTE. Join the conversation as the organization posts regular updates from events and reminders about deadlines!

Writing Center Journal Writing Retreat (Virtual)

Jul 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

Are you writing up your writing center research this summer? Are you wrapping up or starting a new writing center research project? Consider joining our week-long virtual writing retreat . . .  The editors of WCJ will be “hanging out” in a special Google Hangouts location during the week of July 28-August 1. We’d like […]

Announcing Scriptorium

May 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

Announcing the launch of Scriptorium – a new Center for Portuguese Academic Writing. It offers face-to-face courses, peer tutorials and online resources to help students to improve their writing skills.   More information: · Promotional video: · Website: · Email:

IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Work Award

May 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

Members of the Writing Center community are invited to nominate books/major works for the IWCA Outstanding Book/Major Work Award. The Outstanding Book/Major Work Award is given once per biennium to correspond with the IWCA conference held in the fall of even years. The nomination deadline is June 15. Link:

Deadline extended for Outstanding Article Award

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

There’s still time to nominate an article for IWCA’s 2014 Outstanding Article Award.  The deadline has been extended to midnight April 15, 2014.   Digital option (preferred): By April 15, email a short rationale with an attached digital copy of the nominated article to Steve Sherwood, IWCA At-Large Representative and IWCA Outstanding Scholarship Committee Chair at […]

IWCA-NCPTW Conference Proposals Due April 15!

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

The 2014 IWCA-NCPTW joint conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will take place October 30-November 1, 2014. Tutors and professionals are invited to submit proposals for the conference. More at the conference website: Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2014.

Writing Center Sessions at CCCC 2014

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

Thanks to Clint Gardner for compiling this writing center-focused program for the upcoming 2014 CCCC convention: . (The list is probably not exhaustive.)

WCJ Live with Harry Denny and Anne Ellen Geller, Friday, Feb. 21 at 3 pm Eastern

Feb 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

Login and other important information follows: For a session abstract, author bios, and a link to Denny & Gellar’s recent WCJ article “Of Ladybugs, Low Status, and Loving the Job: Writing Center Professionals Navigating Their Careers,” check out The Writing Center Journal’s website at (Click “WCJ Live” on the homepage banner.) To join Friday’s […]

Proposals Invited for National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing’s Conference (2016 & 2017)

Feb 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

The NCPTW invites proposals for hosts of its annual conference for 2016 and 2017. Those interested can contact Ben Rafoth at . See the current NCPTW website (joint with IWCA) at . Visit the NCPTW’s website at .

IWCA-NCPTW 2014 Joint Conference, October 30-November 1, 2014

Feb 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

The 2014 joint conference of the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and the International Writing Center Association will take place from Thursday October 30th to Saturday November 1st at Disney’s Coronado Springs Hotel Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. The keynote speaker will be Beth Boquet, author of  such works as “Our […]

ECWCA Conference Tutor Travel Awards (Deadline: March 8, 2014)

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Archives

The East Central Writing Centers Association is pleased to announce that it will offer up to five awards for tutor presenters who are from institutions in the region that have not previously presented at the ECWCA conference or have not had a representative of their institution present at the ECWCA conference during the past three […]