Welcome to MENAWCA
As a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association, MENAWCA is a network of writing center directors, employees, tutors and others interested in supporting student writing in the Arab world. MENAWCA sponsors a conference on the work of writing centers in the MENA region every two years.  Scroll down to learn more about our upcoming 2016 conference in Muscat, Oman.


Announcing the MENAWCA 2016 conference 

MENA Writing Centers: Ideal versus Reality

in collaboration with the International English Language Teaching Conference

April 21-22, 2016

Sultan Qaboos University

Muscat, Oman

Plenary Address:

"Ideals and Realities in Students' Literacy Development:  
Writing Center/ELT Collaborations to Support Learning Transfer"

 Dr. Dana Lynn Driscoll 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Conference co-chairs:

Ryan McDonald rmcdonald@squ.edu.om
Susan Finlay susanf@squ.edu.om

Conference Schedule (updated): here

Conference FAQ (information about visas, hotels, and visiting Muscat) here .

Register for the conference here. (Registration is through the Oman 16th International ELT Conference Website.)

Pre-registration deadline: April 14, 2016.

The conference proposal form is closed.  Download the full Call for Proposals  here.



The conference program also features:

  • Two interactive, ticketed events
    • Dana Lynn Driscoll "Teaching for Learning Transfer and Long-term Language Development in English Language Classrooms"
    • Jodi Lefort "Easy ePortfolios Using Google Sites"

  • An expert panel discussion on "How to Start a Writing Center"
  • A MENAWCA membership meeting--open to all
  • A MENAWCA Networking Room--Share information about your center-more here

We hope to see you in Oman in April!

Please check back here for updates about the conference program.  


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