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  • 18 Feb 2024 5:00 PM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    Dear SWCA Attendees,

    We are so excited to see you at the annual conference later this week! We wanted to share the official program document with you to help you finalize your travel and conference plans. Some presentation scheduling may have changed since the first time you viewed the schedule, so be sure to review your presentation details.

    As you review the schedule of exciting events and presentations and make plans to connect with colleagues, please be certain to reserve time in your conference schedule to attend our featured sessions:

    -Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, Executive Director of Freedom University, will be joined by current Freedom University students and staff during the Plenary Lunch on Thursday from 11AM-12:30PM.

    -Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Writing Center Director and Director of the Comprehensive Writing Program at Spelman College, will deliver the keynote address during the Awards Ceremony and Keynote Address on Friday from 11AM-12:45PM. 

    Please let us know if you have any questions, and safe travels!!

    Best wishes,

    Levin Arnsperger, Leigh Elion, and Melissa Yang

    2024 SWCA Conference Co-Chairs

  • 25 Jan 2024 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    Dear SWCA Members,

    We are looking forward to seeing you at the annual conference Decatur, GA, hosted by Emory University, in just a few short weeks! We wanted to share information that will help you plan your conference weekend.

    First, we are thrilled to announce several special events:

    • Dr. Emiko Soltis (Executive Director of Freedom University) will lead a plenary panel on “Writing Across Borders: Disrupting Segregation of Undocumented Youth in Higher Education" on Thursday, February 22 at 11AM.
    • Beth Michel and Dr. Malinda Lowery (leaders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Emory University) will lead a special session on “Developing an Actionable Land Acknowledgment” on Thursday, February 22 at 1PM.
    • Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson (Writing Center Director & Comprehensive Writing Program Director, Spelman College) will deliver the keynote address, “Writing Outside the Center: Engaging Community, Facilitating Change,” during a luncheon event on Friday, February 23 at 11am. 
    • The keynote address will be followed by the SWCA Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 23.

    Second, we want to let you know that the schedule of presentations is now available for review at this page and, soon, on the SWCA website. We invite you to proofread the document for typos in your name or session title (try searching the document for your name). If you find an error, please feel free to use the comment function in that document and we will make the correction. If you have additional questions about the schedule, contact us at If you were contacted previously with a question about your presentation format, please consult this document to confirm any changes to that format. 

    We will reach out again soon with additional information about exciting local highlights and with suggestions about how to make your presentation as accessible as possible for all conference attendees. If you have accessibility concerns or questions or would like to request accommodations, we invite you to reach out to the conference co-chairs at as soon as possible so that we have time to make any necessary arrangements.

    We encourage you to visit the SWCA website to register for the conference and for more information about travel to the Atlanta/Decatur area. If you plan to stay at the conference hotel, we also urge you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible, as the hotel is nearly sold out for the weekend of the conference. 

  • 22 Jan 2024 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    Today is the last day to register for this year's conference in Atlanta! Late fees apply after today. Register at this link. Can't wait to see you in Atlanta!

  • 15 Jan 2024 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    Good morning, everyone. 

    I am writing to announce the results of the election held last semester. Thank you to everyone who participated in the election by submitting nominations and voting.

    The individuals elected to these positions will begin their terms at the upcoming SWCA Conference in Atlanta.

    Here are the results:

    • Graduate Student Representative: Madeline Crozier (University of Tennessee)
    • State Representative for Alabama: Amy Dayton (The University of Alabama)
    • State Representative for Florida: Meghan Velez (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
    • State Representative for Georgia: Courtney Mullis (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    • State Representative for Mississippi: Wonderful Faison (Jackson State University)
    • State Representative for Tennessee: Allie Johnston (Austin Peay State University)
    • Treasurer: Brittny Byrom (Oxford College at Emory University)
    • Vice President: Joy Bracewell (Georgia College & State University)

    Following interviews and a Board vote, James Howard (University of North Georgia) has been appointed Digital Content Developer.

    Following the resignation of the State Representative for North Carolina and a Board vote, Tonya Doane (Bennett College) has been appointed to fill the vacancy until 2025. 

    Best regards, 

    Chelsea Murdock

    Archivist, SWCA

    Director, Clemson Writing Lab

  • 27 Nov 2023 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)


    Join us for a webinar on

    Pursuing Center Certification via SWCA-CARE:
    A Workshop for Preparing Your Application

    Tues., Nov. 28, 1pm, EST, via Zoom

    Presented by 

    SWCA Care Co-Chairs
    Jennier Smith-Daniel,Queens University &
    Layli Miron, Auburn University

    FREE for all SWCA members and other interested parties (donations welcome)


    NOTE: All consultants from a center that has an institutional membership can attend webinars for free, but to register you will have to ask whomever controls your SWCA institutional membership account (likely, the director) to register your group and share the Zoom link with you after they receive it by email.

    for more info and to register.

    Note: If, after registering, you do not receive a confirmation email, contact the SWCA DCD at


  • 07 Feb 2023 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    The 2023 SWCA conference in Memphis, TN, is almost here! Join us to explore how to navigate change as we bring together students, faculty, staff, and writing professionals from both academic and nonacademic communities to discuss the questions and concerns we have about the work we do. 


    • The schedule is now available. A downloadable version will be made available shortly.
    • The cutoff for refund requests is Wednesday, Feb 8, and requests should be directed to the SWCA Treasurer, Brandy Blake.
    • Registration will remain open throughout the conference.
    • Conference T-shirts are still available for purchase during the conference and will be shipped to buyers after the conference.

    WHAT2023 SWCA conference
    WHENFebruary 9-11, 2023

    WHERE: Memphis, TN (at the Guesthouse at Graceland)
    WHO: Open to all

  • 01 Feb 2023 5:00 PM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    SWCA Statement on the Death of Tyre Nichols

    February 1, 2023 

    Dear Members,

    As we prepare to hold our conference in Memphis next week, the Southeastern Writing Center Association acknowledges the tragic death of Tyre Nichols and the tremendous grief his family, friends, and community are experiencing. SWCA is committed to furthering discussions that advance a mission of social and racial justice, and we stand with those negatively affected by oppression and brutality. 

    Much of the work of writing centers is holistic, focusing on empowering writers to amplify and share their voices, and it is important that we support this not just in our academic spaces, but everywhere, in all aspects of life. When SWCA convenes, we will do so with the heaviness of Tyre Nichols's death weighing on our hearts. The senseless, violent, premature end to his life reminds us of our responsibility to the community. Thus, through peaceful discourse, we will continue working to sow the seeds of inclusion and respect for all voices, especially the voices of people of color.

    All the best,

    The SWCA Board 

  • 26 Jan 2023 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)


    We received four nominations for Regional Representative for HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). At this time, this is the only position open for a vote. Candidacy statements can be found within the ballot. Please vote once.

    Please submit your vote by 11:59pm EST on February 1.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the SWCA Archivist, Chelsea Murdock, at

  • 13 Dec 2022 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    Call for SWCA Board Nominees

    Nominations are due this Friday, December 16. Currently, we have five positions on the SWCA board that are up for election.

    These positions are:

    • SDC Journal Editor (one position available)
    • Digital Content Developer
    • State Representative for Florida
    • State Representative for North Carolina
    • Regional Representative for HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

    See the SWCA Bylaws page for descriptions of all board position responsibilities.

    Please submit all nominations via the form below by 5pm on Friday, December 16. Include the full name, institutional affiliation, and email address for the nominee. Self-nominations are welcome.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to the SWCA Archivist at

    Submit your nomination.

  • 01 Nov 2022 11:32 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

    We invite you to join us at the 2023 SWCA conference in Memphis, TN, to explore how to navigate change as we bring together students, faculty, staff, and writing professionals from both academic and nonacademic communities to discuss the questions and concerns we have about the work we do. 

    WHAT: 2023 SWCA conference
    WHEN: February 9-11, 2023

    WHERE: Memphis, TN (at the Guesthouse at Graceland)
    WHO: Open to all

    Check out the Call for Proposals and submit a proposal by the extended November 8 deadline.

    See conference page for details such as registration and hotel costs and a tentative schedule. Send questions to Clayann Gilliam Panetta (

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