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WPA 2010 Program (pdf, draft) for your perusal!

Five days until WPA 2010 begins! If you're planning to attend (or still trying to decide if you will), a pdf of the conference program is attached to this message. You'll find fabulously interesting sessions included (see the previous post for more on this) and over 300 of our liveliest, most interesting, most engaging colleagues! It's going to be a great event... hope to see you there!


WPA 2010, Conversations Toward Action -- It's almost here!

WPA 2010 begins just about 10 days from now! If you’re joining over 325 of our fabulous, engaging, interesting, and lively colleagues in Philadelphia at the Society Hill Sheraton, you’re in for a fabulous conference.

“Linda,” you might ask, “what makes you say so?”

So glad you’ve asked!

WPA 2010 will be our largest conference ever, which means more of our fabulous colleagues in one location. In addition, you’ll find:


WPA 2010, Conversations Toward Action - Abstracts and Conversation Needed Now More than Ever!

WPA 2010 abstracts are now posted! Take a look at what's coming up in CWPA's largest conference ever! We're very excited about the variety of topics that will be included and the variety of people who will be presenting. Graduate students; 2- and 4-year instructors; people from writing centers; department chairs ... it's going to be a great event!

CWPA's Upcoming Conference (and the upcoming proposal deadline!)

The proposal deadline for the 2011 conference ( is coming up. If you're thinking about submitting something, now's the time! The 2011 conference is shaping up to be *fantastic*. Already accepted are a number of incredibly engaging, fun, and lively sessions We've got at least two sessions (and maybe three) that will involve creative work, from creating artifacts representing people on campus to writing creative (non)-fiction about instances we encounter in our work lives.

The CWPA Mentoring Project - A Portal for Conversation and More!

The WPA Mentoring Project, an exciting initiative guided by CWPA Past President and member Sheldon Walcher, has recently posted a report on the findings from the WPA Mentoring Survey. Inquisitive readers can find the full report at, but I want to feature some of the highlights of their exciting work.

WPA 2010, Conversations Toward Action (July 15-18 in Philadelphia) - Ready for Proposals!!

Ever thought of proposing to or attending the WPA conference? This is the year! Go to to read the CFP and learn more about the conference, but here are some highlights.

CWPA 2010 - Let us help with your new year's resolutions!

It’s the new year and the new term, a time when some take the opportunity to make and act on resolutions. It might be, in fact, that CWPA can help with some of our members’ resolutions with some fabulous opportunities. Maybe you’ve decided to:

Meet a writing instructor, program director, writing center director, or other writing professional near-ish who you’ve been meaning to chat with, but haven’t yet done.