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2020 Gateway Writing Centers Association Conference

The 2020 Gateway Writing Center Association is scheduled for February 22, 2020, at the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College. 

We are currently accepting proposals for sessions until December 6. Please visit the St. Louis Community College Event Page for more information.

2019 Gateway Writing Centers Association Conference

The 2019 Gateway Writing Centers Association hosted a local conference for St. Louis and Metro East writing centers titled "Gateway to Collaboration."

Event Details

A Gateway to Collaboration

Saturday, February 9, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lindenwood University


2019 Gateway Writing Centers Association ConferenceCall for Proposals

The Gateway Writing Centers Association will host a local conference for St. Louis and Metro East writing centers titled “Gateway to Collaboration.”

Andrea Lunsford makes the claim that we should “embrace the idea of writing centers as Burkean parlors” (75). This collaborative focus makes its way into the mission statements of St. Louis writing centers. The Washington University Writing Center states: “Our work is student-centered, non-directive and collaborative.” The Lindenwood Writing Center helps “to show a student ‘how to’ identify and correct these issues him or herself.” The Meramec College Writing Center has the goal “to assist Meramec students in becoming stronger, more independent writers.”

With these missions, guidance and collaboration are integral components.

Forming our centers in this way changes the dynamic of learning and causes us to rethink how we deal with daily and administrative work. 
 
As the gateway city, St. Louis has become a hub of diverse populations and thinking, but these distinctions also create tension and sometimes lead to siloing groups from one another. Joining our communities can bring about more connection and care.

The purpose of this conference is to move toward this goal, sharing our stories and encouraging collaboration among the writing centers of this city.
 
For this conference, we invite individual, panel, and workshop proposals from tutors, program administrators and staff, instructors, and alumni about topics related to tutoring and writing center work. These topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tutor strategies
  • Tutor training
  • Writing across the Curriculum
  • Diversity in learning styles
  • Students with learning differences or challenges
  • ESL tutoring

Proposals are due by Sunday, December 16. The cost of this conference is $20. Submit your proposal.

Lodging and Travel Information


Contact

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Lindenwood Writing Center at writingcenter@lindenwood.edu or (636) 949-4870.


Event Registration

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301