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 08 Conference Information

Dear PNWCA 08 Guests, Greetings from the Writing Center at Everett Community College, host to the 5th Annual PNWCA Regional Conference, “Are We Having Fun, Yet?” We can’t believe that all our planning and anticipation is almost over. We are looking forward to welcoming all of you next Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26th. Here are a few program details: Larry Nichols from Seattle U. will lead a panel discussion of Writing Center Alums in a pre-conference workshop, 4:00-6:00 pm on Friday, April 25, in the Parks Building.

Invitation: OWRC's "Working With ELL/ESL Students" Tutor Training Workshop!

I am writing to invite you to attend our upcoming tutor training workshop entitled "Working With ELL/ESL Students". The workshop aims to: 1) Provide tutors with a stronger understanding of the experiences, characteristics, and/or needs of our campus' immigrant and international student populations. 2) Explore practical strategies tutors can use when working with ELL/ESL students and grammar-related issues.

Notification of a New UW Writing Center Administrator's Listserv!

Hello, I am writing to inform you that a new WCAdmin listserv has been created to provide a forum for online discussions and announcements among writing center administrators at all three University of Washington campuses. Potential subjects for discussion may include: -- center-specific announcements -- writing center administrator meeting announcements -- tutor education and training -- best practices from local, national and international writing center efforts -- funding opportunities -- employment opportunities
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