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Conference Theme: Sharing Spaces 

By design, Writing Centers involve the sharing of spaces, internally and externally. They share theoretical space with writing studies, education, psychology, and other areas of study. They share territory with all disciplines that require writing. They share physical space with academic units or campus services. They share faculty with other departments.  Within the Center, space might be shared by teaching faculty, graduate assistants, and undergraduate peer tutors. Within the tutoring session, tutor and tutee share a generative space of ideas and writing craft. We invite MAWCA 2015 presenters to explore these and other shared spaces of writing center work.


Please direct all questions to the conference chair, Jared Featherstone at


Conference Location
MAWCA 2015 will be held at James Madison University, which is nestled in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The newest addition to JMU is a Student Success Center, the host of the MAWCA conference activities. This building offers a shared space for various student services, including the JMU Learning Centers. The Learning Centers department centralizes six tutoring services on campus, using a learning commons model that includes the University Writing Center. 

April 10 - 11, 2015

James Madison University


We welcome you to MAWCA 2015 and eagerly anticipate another excellent conference, in which we will discuss the complexities, richness, and benefits of: 


            - Sharing Spaces -

























For presenters:



  • See the rooms where you will be presenting.


  • View map (right) of the Student Success Center

15 JAN

Proposals due


10 APR

Afternoon workshops

Evening reception

MAWCA board meeting

11 APR

Concurrent sessions

Keynote address



738 South Mason St. 

MSC 1023

​Harrisonburg, VA 22807    

Tel: 540 - 568 - 6967 

Fax: 540 - 568 - 2926


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January 15, 2015

Submit proposal. 

February 1, 2015

Registration opens. 

April 10, 2015

Conference begins. 

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