News, Events, and Calls

Traci Gardner
- Traci Gardner, News Editor

We publish news from the WAC and writing communities. Visit to catch up on upcoming conferences, see calls for proposals, notices of newly published books and other scholarly projects, stories of WAC programs and practitioners in the news. If you have WAC news you want to share, please send a note to

August 26, 2020
New Book on Transient Literacies in Action

Transient Literacies in Action: Composing with the Mobile Surround, by Stacey Pigg, draws on qualitative fieldwork across a coffeehouse and learning commons to trace how 22 writers practice transient literacies with their phones and laptops while engaging in composing activities that range from seminar papers to amateur video game production.

August 20, 2020
Join an AWAC Writing Group

The AWAC Research and Publications Committee has announced a new initiative to match interested members together into writing groups. 

August 18, 2020
New Book on Lifespan Writing Research

Approaches to Lifespan Writing Research: Generating an Actionable Coherence, edited by Ryan J. Dippre and Talinn Phillips,  builds on the three themes that emerged from the 2018 inaugural lifespan writing conference—identity, society, and theory—to further the study of writing through the lifespan.

May 9, 2020
Double Helix Announces Call for Submissions

Double Helix has released the call for submissions on the topic, Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics. The journal editors invite Reports from the Field and scholarly Notes related to the effects of coronavirus—campus closures, social distancing, courses moved online, etc.—on pedagogy related to critical thinking and writing.

April 14, 2020
Writing Spaces Announces CFP for Fourth Volume

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is accepting new submissions for Volume 4.  Open this news item to view the CFP.

April 9, 2020
IWAC 2020 is Postponed

The Association for Writing Across the Curriculum and the organizing group for the 2020 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference have postponed the conference and the WAC Summer Institute, which was scheduled to precede the conference. The conference will not be held on August 4-7, 2021.

March 26, 2020
WAC Publication and Achievement Awards Announced

The Association for Writing Across the Curriculum and the WAC Clearinghouse are seeking nominations for awards that recognize contributions to the WAC community through scholarship and achievements.

March 16, 2020
Rockbrook Elementary Students Working Across the Curriculum

Rockbrook Elementary students and staff are working hard today across the curriculum.

March 13, 2020
CCCC WAC Standing Group/AWAC Mentoring Committee Remote Discussion

Given the cancellation of CCCC, the WAC Standing Group and the AWAC Mentoring Committee will hold a remote discussion about WAC on Friday, March 27th from 4:30-5:30 Eastern Time via Zoom.

March 5, 2020
Behind the Scenes of WAC Program Development: Workshop at CCCC

CANCELLED: The WAC Standing Group Workshop has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19.