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

March 4, 2020
WAC Standing Group Meeting at CCCC

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

December 31, 2019
ALES III International Conference CFP

The Latin American Association of Writing Studies in Higher Education and Professional Contexts, ALES, has announced the call for proposals, deadlines, registration fees and plenary speakers for its third international conference, which will be held in November, 9th, 10th and 11th, 2020 at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brasil.

November 25, 2019
Save-the-Date: 2020 WAC Summer Institute

The 2020 WAC Summer Institute will take place May 31 - June 3, 2020 (prior to the IWAC Conference), at Colorado State University. 

Details about the 2020 WACSI can be found in this Save-the-Date and on the WACSI website

November 13, 2019
LHE Faculty Focus on Writing Across The Curriculum

Teachers learn to use Writing Across the Curriculum for learning.

October 11, 2019
Writing and History in the Classroom

A class examines the disaster in Pompeii in Roman times by writing newspaper reports.

September 20, 2019
HBCU Journal Call for Undergraduate Research Across the Disciplines

Edward Waters College’s Undergraduate Journal on Research Across The Disciplines would like to invite submissions for publication on research across the disciplines from undergraduate students. This journal, housed at Edward Waters College of Jacksonville, FL, was created to advance and support undergraduate research and scholarship at HBCUs.

September 19, 2019
Writing about Science in Virginia

Small groups participate in writing across the curriculum as part of their exploration of science.

September 3, 2019
IWAC 2020 Now Accepting Proposals

The IWAC 2020 Conference is now accepting proposals for sessions, workshops, and individual presentations.

August 29, 2019
WAC Clearinghouse Seeks Associate Publishers and Director of Marketing

The WAC Clearinghouse seeks four new members of its editorial staff. These senior positions will play key leadership roles in the growth of the Clearinghouse and will serve, in addition, on the Clearinghouse editorial board.

July 26, 2019
Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity Wins CWPA Best Book Award

The Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators was presented today to Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition (2017), edited by Seth Kahn, William B. Lalicker, and Amy Lynch-Biniek