The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association

Upcoming Opportunties

    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EST)
    • 23 Jan 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EST)
    • Apply here
    Access & Equity: Writing Centers in Times of Disruption
    Read the MAWCA conference site to learn more about the 2020 conference theme and session formats.

    Please submit the following information in your proposal:

    • Name(s) of presenters
    • Title of presenter (undergraduate, graduate student, professional tutor, administrator)
    • Institution
    • Address
    • Session format
    • Title of your session
    • Proposal (250 words)
    • Abstract/Conference program description (30 words)
    • How does the proposal contribute to the conference theme and/or writing center scholarship? (30 words)
    • Indicate the theme of your proposal
    • Indicate the intended audience(s) for your presentation


    Proposals must be submitted by:

    January 23rd, 2021

    Decision Notification:

    Mid-February, 2021

    • 13 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)

    MAWCA Mini-Conference
    How Do Genre and Disciplinarity Matter for Writing Center Tutorials? 

    Rebecca Nowacek

    Rebecca Nowacek, Professor of English and Writing Center Director, Marquette University

    Rebecca Nowacek is a native Middle States scholar, who did her undergraduate work at Villanova University and was in the Villanova University Writing Center’s inaugural cohort of writing center tutors with Karyn Hollis. She says it makes her heart glad to look forward to this conversation with Philly area colleagues.

    Nowacek is the author of Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act (2011), “Threshold Concepts in the Writing Center: Scaffolding the Development of Tutor Expertise,” as well as the author of numerous articles and chapters on Writing Center theory and administration. 

    Elizabeth Wardle, Professor of Written Communication and Director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence, Miami University 

    Elizabeth Wardle is the author of several books in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Program Administration, most recently, (Re)Considering What We Know: Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, and Literacy (2019). 

    Price: $20 professionals, $10 students


    Zoom link: 

    10:00 am - 11:30 am Conversation with Nowacek and Wardle, audience participation encouraged.

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm Offline lunch break and optional reading, journaling, and thinking prompts

    12:30 - 1:30 pm Reconvene for conversations on the lunch time work, and wrap up


    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Access & Equity: Writing Centers in Times of Disruption

    Date / Format

    Friday, March 26, 2021


    Keynote Speaker

    Allison Hitt


    Kerri Rinaldi (Immaculata University)

    Erica O’Mahony (Neumann University)

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