Call for Submissions || Creative Writing, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

WLN Blog to Include Creative Writing
Amy Hansen, at Appalachian State, has joined the team working on the WLN Blog (“Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders), and for her first project, she’s soliciting and will share on the blog the creative writing of writing center tutors and administrators. Deadline for the first online creative writing feature is April 1. Guidelines for submission are on the blog.

CFP || Special Issue, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

Susan DeRosa and Stephen Ferruci want to remind those interested to submit a proposal to a special issue of  WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship  on multimodal writing and writing centers. You can go to the WLN Blog to read the full CFP: read the CFP. Proposals are due March 1, 2017.

Please feel free to email Susan DeRosa at or Stephen Ferruci at with any questions.

Announcement || CWCA Logo Design

Are you interested in logo design or do know someone who might be?

The CWCA / ACCR is looking to update its logo. See below for our call for proposals with details about the process for prospective designers, our timeline, and the honorarium. Please forward this CFP to anyone who might be interested.

If you have any questions, please email cwcaaccr [at] gmail [dot] com


The Canadian Writing Centres Association/l’Association Canadienne des Centres de Rédaction (CWCA/ACCR) is seeking to update its logo. The logo brands our organization and will appear on key CWCA communications, such as our website, correspondence, social media, and conference programs. We are looking for a logo that provides a fresh, up-to-date image for the organization. (Please see the design brief below.)

Honorarium for the Final Logo Design

$500 Cdn
(To be awarded after the design has been approved by the CWCA / ACCR Executive and Communications Committee)

We welcome submissions from a broad spectrum of individuals, including design professionals, design students, and writing centre staff.

Please note: Participants must be residents of Canada.

Event || Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference, May 29, 2015

Registration for the third annual Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference will open soon.

The conference will be held at the University of Ottawa on Friday, May 29th , 2015. The conference immediately precedes the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Annual Conference (CHSS). We welcome writing centre administrators, writing instructors and tutors to join us for a day of discussions about writing centre practice, theory, and research.

Registration fees are as follows:

Regular member: $100
Student member: $70

CWCA/ACCR Conference Keynote | Pedagogies of Hope in Multilingual Contexts | Dr. Laura Greenfield

Pedagogies of Hope in Multilingual Contexts

Many educators believe in theory that students’ diverse languages and identities should be valued, but feel stuck putting that theory into practice when it appears at odds with a greater need to provide students with language tools necessary for their future success. This talk will challenge both the defeatism and the inherent racism underlying many of the teaching and tutoring practices devised as a result, and consider opportunities for those involved in writing center work to responsibly and effectively bring their practices into greater alignment with their ethical commitments.

Laura Greenfield

Dr. Laura Greenfield, co-editor of Writing Centers & the New Racism: : A Call for Sustainable Dialogue and Change, as well as the founder and Executive Director of Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc (@WVWorldwide).

Conference Registration

Save the date: CASDW conference May 24-26, 2014

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing

Please join us for the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW), to be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and social Sciences.  Information about the Congress is available at

PS: In the Call for Papers cover email, you may have noted an error in the conversions from kilometers to miles. St. Catharines, ON, is about 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls, ON, which is about 12 miles, and it’s about 50 kilometers, or 30 miles from Buffalo, NY. Sorry for the confusion! JA


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Conference success

Thank you to everyone who came to the CWCA/ACCR conference at University of Victoria. Over 95 members representing 40 institutions came from 8 provinces and as well as Washington state. It was good to meet with friends and colleagues, as well as new CWCA/ACCR members.

Special thanks

Special thank you from the CWCA/ACCR executive as well as all the members to UVic writing centre manger, Dr. Lauie Waye for hosting the conference. As was mentioned at the conference, Dr. Waye’s effort was key in the success of the conference, setting a template for future conferences for our association. Thanks, Laurie!

Thanks, too, to the planning committee:

Theresa Hyland, Liv Marken, Tammy Bryne, Grace Howell, and Miriam Unruh

Their work contributed to the success of this conference.

Further news

In the coming weeks, materials from the conference will be posted to this site. A note will be sent out on the listserve when these have been uploaded.

Also, a constitution committee and electronic media committee were formed. More information on these may be found in the AGM minutes to be posted shortly.

Thank you all for coming to the conference. Plans are already underway for 2014! I hope to see you all again.

Brian Hotson,

Past-Chair, CWCA/ACCR