Annual ACWCA Conference – Saint Mary’s University, Feb 21st

Annual Atlantic Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference, 2019

February 21, 2019

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

Do you work in writing centres in Atlantic Canada, or are interested in the field? Please join us at Saint Mary’s in February.

Special opening talk on gendered language and writing, provided by the South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre

To attend, please complete this form; there is no charge for attending.

An optional lunch of $15 is available.

Please stay tuned for the conference program.

How does a country invent a new discipline? || Inkshed and Canadian Writing Centres by Margaret Procter

Margaret Procter is a scholar of writing and rhetoric in Canada, and mentor to many writing centre scholars, tutors, and administrators. Inkshed (CASLL), the brain child of Russ Hunt (St Thomas University), is a key organization in the development of writing and rhetoric in Canada, which Theresa Hyland called, “the grandmother” of both the CASDW and CWCA. The Inkshed archives are an important and vital history and repository.

Inkshed and Canadian Writing Centres (From the WLN Blog, Connection Writing Centers Across Borders)

How does a country invent a new discipline? The answer for Canada would have to involve the organization commonly called Inkshed (otherwise the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning). It brought university teachers together in person and online from 1982 to 2015 to discuss how students learn to use texts, write with their own voices, and interact to develop ideas. In the process, Inkshed gave Canadian writing-centre faculty a way to think about their particular kind of teaching and helped them become growth points in the emerging discipline of writing studies. As a new writing-centre director in the 1990s, I found a community in Inkshed conferences, listserv exchanges, and newsletters. I learned from Inkshed what writing instruction could be, and gained encouragement by seeing others navigate the issues I also faced. Continue reading…

 

CFP || CWCA/ACCR conference Writing Centre Multiverse: Vancouver >> May 30-31, 2019

Writing Centre Multiverse: Vancouver May 30-31, 2019

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

May 30-31, 2019

Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2019.

For our 2019 conference, the Canadian Writing Centres Association/L’Association canadienne des centres de rédaction welcomes proposals on any writing-centre-related subject, but particularly invites proposals that explore how Writing Centres navigate, respond to, and negotiate the “multiverse” we all inhabit—in our spaces, our practices, and our research.

How, for example, do any of the following multis inform, enrich, and/or limit our work in the context of our own institutions? How do they intersect or overlap with practical, political, and/or personal concerns around training, pedagogy, administration, decolonization, or wellness,? How do we as writing centre practitioners respond to, negotiate, or resist, any or all of these?

Continue reading “CFP || CWCA/ACCR conference Writing Centre Multiverse: Vancouver >> May 30-31, 2019”

CFP || Proposal for Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing / Rédactologie

The Canadian Writing Centres Association / l’Association Canadienne des Centres de Rédaction (CWCA / ACCR) is proposing to work with the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing / Rédactologie (CJSDW/R) to publish a special section of the CJSDW/R in spring 2019. The special section would pull together articles based on presentations at the CWCA/ACCR’s 2018 conference, which was held at the University of Saskatchewan in May 2018. Continue reading “CFP || Proposal for Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing / Rédactologie”