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New National Conversation on Writing Site Now Available: Please join us as an advocate for writing

The Network for Media Action, a WPA initiative designed to help us shape and respond to media depictions of writing and writing instruction, is pleased to announce that its newly re-designed National Conversation on Writing (NCoW) site is now available at www.ncow.org.

2009 MidAtlantic Writing Centers Association Call for Proposals

The 2009 MidAltantic Writing Centers Association, hosted by York College of Pennsylvania (March 27-28, 2009), is now accepting proposals for individual and panel presentations. The conference theme, "'A Firm League of Friendship': Declaring the Interdependence of Writing Programs and Writing Centers," suggests that proposals from all involved in writing pedagogy are welcome: peer and professional tutors, writing instructors, and administrators of writing programs and writing centers. The plenary will be delivered by Dr.

Proposals for WPA-sponsored Sessions at the 2008 MLA Conference Due March 15

The WPA Executive Committee and the Commitee on WPA at MLA would like to remind WPA members that proposals for presentations on the WPA-sponsored sesions at the 2008 MLA Conference are due by March 15. The full call for proposals can be accessed at http://www.wpacouncil.org/node/1074 . Inquiries or proposals (up to about 500 words) can be directed to Dominic Delli Carpini at dcarpini@ycp.edu. Thank you.

Reminder: Proposals for WPA Session Presentations at 2007 MLA due by March 12

250 word Proposals for presentations at the WPA-sponsored sessions at the December, 2007 MLA Conference in Chicago are due by March 12. Information on session topics and submission guidelines are found at http://wpacouncil.org/node/621. If you have any questions, please contact Dominic Delli Carpini at dcarpini@ycp.edu.

WPA Network for Media Action/National Conversation on Writing: Wednesday Morning Workshop at CCCC

Please consider joining us for a half-day workshop, Wednesday, March 21, 9:00 -12:30 a.m. at CCCCs in New York, where you can learn how to become involved in the work of the WPA’s Network for Media Action and its most recent project, the National Conversation on Writing. (A text version of this announcement is attached--please feel free to print and share with colleagues and graduate students who might be interested).

WPA Sessions at the 2007 MLA Conference: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: WPA Sessions at MLA
December, 2007
Chicago, IL

The WPA Executive Board and the committee on WPA at MLA (Dominic Delli Carpini, Joe Janangelo, and Rita Malenczyk) invite proposals for 2 panels to be held at the December, 2007 convention of the Modern Language Association in Chicago, IL.

Panel 1
Ethical Practices in Delivering Composition: Beyond Labor Problems to Labor Solutions