2021 Tutor Showcase

The Southern California Writing Centers Association invites submissions for our 2021 online Tutor Showcase. Instead of an in-person conference, this online showcase is launching as a website alongside live webinars and chats on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Its theme is “Change.”

Change speaks to the very nature of writing centers – every tutee we meet offers an opportunity to rethink and change our approach to facilitating their progress. 2020 has broadened this beyond our time with tutees. Writing center practices have changed, and this showcase’s purpose is to highlight the ways we have changed and continue to change. We also plan to provide a digital space for community-building.

The event will be FREE for all participants.

The 2021 Online Tutor Showcase website will go live on Saturday, April 10th, 2021. Presenters’ work will be hosted at http://showcase.socalwritingcenters.org/. The infographic here overviews what you can expect the day of the showcase and how this year’s event differs from a typical “conference.” 

To celebrate our tutors’ work, SoCal WCA is also offering 2 live Zoom sessions (registration is now closed) during the showcase, which are intended to continue the association’s growth.

  • From 10-11am PST, SoCal WCA President, Percival Guevarra, will be hosting the Writing Center Professionals’ meeting, which will offer 2 breakout room activities that will help us brainstorm and develop ways to use the Showcase.
  • From 11am-noon PST, SoCal WCA Vice President, Kim Arbolante, will be hosting a Tutor Alumni panel. She’s invited several former tutors who will answer some questions about the theme “Change” as well as questions from attendees.

Links to both Zoom events were sent to the contact email provided during registration. If you registered a group of attendees, please forward the Zoom information to your group.

View a video Call for Proposals from the SoCal WCA President, Percival Guevarra, below:

View the text version of the Call for Proposals here: SoCal WCA 2021 Online Tutor Showcase CFP.

Link for Proposal Submissions: http://sandbox.socalwritingcenters.org/2021-tutor-showcase/proposal-submission/ 

Timeline:

  • October 10, 2020 – Call for Proposals available
  • November 13, 2020 (11:59pm PST) – Deadline to submit proposals
  • December 4, 2020 – Notifications of acceptance
  • April 10, 2021 – Showcase