MENAWCA’s 6th biennial conference will be held at the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE, on 8th and 9th November 2018.  The event will be organised in association with the Student Academic Success Program (SASP) of University College, UAEU.

MENAWCA’s conferences are a platform for writing teachers, writing tutors and writing center administrators working in the MENA region, to present, discuss and collaborate on issues related to the teaching, tutoring and learning of writing.  Our 2018 conference theme is ‘Transfer and Transform’. We invite proposals for sessions on any aspects of this theme, with specific reference to the MENA context.  Call for Proposals

MENAWCA Outstanding Tutor Award

At the 2018 conference, MENAWCA will recognize tutors who provide exemplary service to students, writing centers, and institutional communities. For more information and instructions for nominating a tutor, see “Submit a Nomination for the Outstanding Tutor Award” on this page. Nominations are due September 13, 2018.


Further conference details and registration information available at: UAEU MENAWCA conference webpage


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Anson

Chris Anson is a Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in language, composition, and literacy, and works with faculty across the disciplines to enhance writing and speaking instruction. He has published fifteen books and over 120 articles and book chapters relating to writing, and has spoken widely across the U.S. and in 30 other countries. He has received numerous teaching awards and has participated in over $2 million in grants. He is Past Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and Past President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. He was recently elected to the Steering Committee of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.

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