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The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association

MAWCA Retreats

New(er) Writing Center Directors' Retreat 

The New (or Newer) Writing Center Directors’ Retreat is a two-day event for new and newer writing center directors or graduate students in administrative roles to focus on the nuts and bolts of writing center administration while networking with other local writing center professionals.  This retreat provides space and time for participants to gather, discuss, support, brainstorm, collaborate, and engage with other individuals who are similarly positioned. 

Retreat topics focus on concerns or challenges we face when running a writing center.  There will also be open times for participants to bring forward individual concerns for the group to help troubleshoot. In addition to whole group discussion and activities, participants will also have individual time to work on developing their own personalized approaches to our topics.

The retreat is typically held early in the summer at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA. You will come away with materials and strategies, and you will build a support network of other directors in the region. 

Due to the support of MAWCA, the cost of the retreat is relatively low (less than $200), which covers registration, room, and three meals for the two days. Scholarships are also often available. Space is limited to approximately 15 people.

Hear what participants are saying about the new directors' retreat:

Power of Place

Networking Together

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