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 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


Registration forms can be printed and mailed to the Writing Center, or the electronic form can be completed and attached to an email to

PNWCA 2008 Call for Proposals

Attached here is the Call For Proposals for the April conference. The CFP deadline is Feb. 29. Please e-mail me if you have trouble opening this. Thank you, -Teresa Joy Kramer

PNWCA report to IWCA for spring 2010

This is our biannual report to the International Writing Centers Association. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this report! -Teresa

A Big Bunch of Thanks!

Thanks so much for the hospitality the folks in Ellensburg extended to everyone at this year's conference. The Evergreen staff have been contacting me and posting on our Moodle site with their insights from the Conference. Hosting an event of this magnitude requires a herculean effort on top of the regular day-to-day operations of a writing center staff and PNWCA Board. The Evergreen Writing Center staff and I are grateful to Teresa and all the folks at Central and to the members of the PNWCA who made this year's event memorable, inspiring, and CENTRAL to our on going work.

Thanks for Conference/ Election Results

Like many others this morning I am sifting through many thoughts from the conference, happy to have been there and, though I am tired now, looking forward to implementing several new ideas I picked up this weekend. I also continue to be grateful for everyone's contributions to the gathering and to feel honored to be part of this terrific group.

Talking about Talking about Talk (After the Conference)

Hi, all. I just wanted to say that I'm interested in hearing about your ah-ha moments at the conference. Mine were all about conference-running, rather than about writing center talk, so I would LOVE to hear about yours! And I promise to share my own ah-ha moments, about conference administration, with Ann Harrington, next year's host(ess)! Here are some of the pictures, taken by our Whatcom friend Dean Hagin: More to come; they'll be posted soon to this site by PNWCA photographer, Dennis Bennett. Sherri

"Let's Talk About Talk": The Program

Here is the program, with session descriptions, for the upcoming PNWCA conference, April 27 and 28, at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. Hope you're planning to join us! Sherri
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