Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association

The purpose of the PNWCA is to further the theoretical, practical, and political interests of writing center professionals, and to encourage dialogue about writing and learning among students, faculty and staff. Membership includes writing center staff from Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and the Yukon.

Founded and affiliated with the International Writing Centers Association in 2004, the PNWCA and its officers truly wish to represent the needs unique to writing centers in our North American geographical region.

If you're a writing center professional from the region--and, yes, that includes writing tutors, consultants, assistants, and graduate teaching assistants--then we invite you to create an account, explore this site's resources, ask questions, and join conversations.

Below you will find links to the most recent announcements, posts, and news items below.

PNWCA Conference 2010

We want to invite you to attend the annual Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association (PNWCA) Conference 9-10 April 2010 at Western Oregon University. Oregon last hosted PNWCA in 2006, so we are thrilled to have the conference on Oregon soil again. Please review the CFP and consider submitting a proposal and encouraging your peer consultants to do the same. Your fresh perspective regarding administrative issues and your tutors’ topics of interest for an audience of peers would greatly enhance this opportunity for professional development.

Additionally, to make conference participation more affordable for students, we invite student tutors who live more than 80 miles from Monmouth to apply for free housing when they register for the conference by the registration deadline: 12 March 2010. To register, go to http://www.wou.edu/las/humanities/writingctr/PNWCA.php. We look forward to your response and seeing you and your consultants in April.

Katherine Schmidt, WOU Writing Center Director Heidi Coley, WOU Writing Center English Writing Specialist for Spanish Speakers Jennifer Morris, WOU Writing Center International Writing Specialist

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Registration forms can be printed and mailed to the Writing Center, or the electronic form can be completed and attached to an email to writingcenter@wou.edu.

2009-2010 PNWCA Board Members

Here is a list of the 2009-2010 board members of the PNWCA:

Ann Harrington, President, Everett Community College, aharrington@everettcc.edu, 425-388-9309

Teresa Kramer, Vice President, Central Washington State University, kramerT@cwu.edu

Sandra L. Yannone, Treasurer, The Evergreen State College, yannons@evergreen.edu

Kit Bean, Secretary, Seattle Central Community College, kbean@sccd.ctc.edu

Dennis Bennett, At-Large Representative, Oregon State University, dennis.bennett@oregonstate.edu

Student Representatives: Sean O'Mera, Central Washington University

PNWCA 2009 Conference Brochure

Attached is the brochure for the April 17-18 PNWCA 2009 Conference. The brochure includes a tear-off sheet for registration. We will be mailing you each a hard copy, as well, along with maps and other details that we're figuring out. And we will continue to update this web page and our CWU writing center web site: http://www.cwu.edu/~writingcenter/pnwca.html -Teresa
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