Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association

The purpose of the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association (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, Oregon, and Washington.

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.

You will find links to the most recent announcements, posts, and news items on the right.

What's Happening in the PNWCA

As we’re beginning a new year, we thought it would be a good idea to include YOUR special events and YOUR celebrations on our PNWCA website for all of us to share. Please reach out If you have an event, conference, launch party or any other occasion that your regional colleagues would be interested in.

Simply email Erik Echols at eechols[at]uw[dot]edu with all the details.

Here's what's going on:


  • March 15th, 2023, from 11:00am to 12:00pm PST

  • April 19th, 2023, from 11:00am to 12:00pm PST

A short and informal time to virtually connect with colleagues and discuss relevant topics about Writing Center administration, theory, and practice.