The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association

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Founded in 1988, MAWCA is a "regional affiliate" of the International Writing Centers Association. Our region comprises New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the greater metro District of Columbia region, including Northern Virginia.

MAWCA's mission is to provide networking and professional development opportunities to writing center professionals (both peer tutors and directors) through our annual spring conference and regional events and workshops.

Become a Member

MAWCA has member rates to suit your preference, including rates for students, part-time professionals, and full-time professionals. Your entire staff enjoys access when you join as a Center member for $50.

Note: Center directors, please contact if you wish to remove center members.

Member Benefits

  • Discounted registration rates at annual conference
  • Eligibility to apply for scholarships
  • Eligibility to attend retreats
  • Eligibility to vote in elections
  • Access to the member database
  • Access to regional groups and  events
  • Subscription to the MAWCA newsletter
  • Professional networking
  • and more!

Upcoming Opportunities

  • No upcoming events

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Emergency Grants

This funding opportunity is broadly construed as supporting writing center programs during COVID-19. It’s no secret that writing centers often lack sufficient funding, especially in times of crisis. Funding may be used for:

  • Provide staffing or administrative support. 

  • Purchase materials to be used for training.

  • Make one-time purchases of technology/equipment that will directly enhance the work of the center.

  • Seed money to develop a research project. 

  • Hold workshops/events.

  • Enable collaboration with the local community on writing related projects.

Maximum individual grant allocation- $1000 

Minimum individual grant allocation - $500

For more information about this grant, please visit the MAWCA Grants page. 

MAWCA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. 
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