MENAWCA 2023 Biennial Conference
8–10 February 2023
Education City, Doha, Qatar

Writing Centers: Multidisciplinary and Multimodal Spaces for Engagement

MENAWCA’s 8th biennial conference is a platform for teachers, tutors, peer tutors, center directors, and other professionals supporting student writers in the MENA region to share the innovative practices they have explored and report on their efficacy. 

The technological advances of the twenty-first century have redefined literacy and composition. A critical thinker is a person who cannot only read and write complex texts, but can also understand and compose multimodal texts. Covid-19 accelerated the incorporation of technology into writing. These trends have transformed the role of the writing center, which is internationally regarded as a multidisciplinary hub for holistic student engagement. Writers and tutors use a variety of technological tools to compose messages that are translingual and transnational.

We invite proposals for sessions on any aspects of this theme, with specific reference to the MENA context.

MENAWCA’s 8th Biennial Conference is generously supported by the Qatar Foundation partner universities including: Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, and Texas A&M University at Qatar.

Plenary Speakers

Speakers will be announced soon!

MENAWCA Outstanding Tutor Award

At the 2023 conference, MENAWCA will recognize tutors who provide exemplary service to students, writing centers, and institutional communities.