Southern California Writing Centers Association

The Southern California Writing Centers Association (SoCalWCA) was created to further the theoretical, pedagogical, and political interests of writing center professionals in the region and to encourage dialogue about writing and learning. The Association is an affiliate organization of the International Writing Centers Association. To learn more about the organization, head to the About Us page.

Recent Events & News

Executive Board Election Now Open!:

Multiple positions on the SoCal WCA Executive Board are coming available this Summer. The upcoming open positions are:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Two-Year College Representative
  • IWCA Representative
  • Proposal Review Chair
  • *NEW* Tutor Representative

Responsibilities for each position can be found here. Joining the SoCal WCA Executive Board is an excellent opportunity to build cross-institutional community and support, contribute to unique opportunities for peer tutors, and deepen your professional development in the field. The timeline for the upcoming board positions is as follows:

  • May 1 – Nominations open
  • June 1 – Ballot opens 
  • June 15 – Ballot closes
  • June 17 – Results announced
  • July 1 – Officers change hands

Please use the following form to submit all nominations: https://forms.gle/4YG2mvDEcQLUrH296. Please submit all nominations by 11:59pm PST on Saturday, May 22. All nominees will be contacted via email to confirm acceptance of nomination and to provide a brief statement describing their fit and vision for the position. If you have questions about the nomination process, please reach out to Emma Saturday (esaturday@ucsd.edu), SoCal WCA Web Editor. 

2021 Online Tutor Showcase – April 10th, 2021 

The 2021 Online Tutor Showcase website launched on Saturday, April 10th, 2021. Presenters’ work is hosted at http://showcase.socalwritingcenters.org/. We encourage you to interact with the showcase site and share it with your tutors!

Open Board Meeting – Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 @ 10:00am PST

This meeting included position updates from the SoCal WCA executive board members, information about upcoming nominations for board positions, and updates about the 2021 Tutor Showcase. A recording of this meeting can be found here

Top: Pictures from the 2012 IWCA Conference in San Diego
Bottom: Pictures from the 2016 Tutor Conference at Westmont College

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