The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association

Welcome to MAWCA

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.

Welcome to MAWCA

If you want to join MAWCA, simply click here to join. 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.

Announcing MAWCA's 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

Save the Date! Our 2021 MAWCA Spring conference will be held virtually on March 26th! 

Access & Equity: Writing Centers in Times of Disruption with keynote speaker Allison Hitt of Ball State University. 

Hosted by Kerri Rinaldi (Immaculata University and Erica O'Mahony (Neumann University)


For additional information about this online event, please see the MAWCA 2021 VIRTUAL SPRING CONFERENCE site. 

Upcoming Opportunities

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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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