Skip to content

NCWCA 2023 Conference

Reflecting, Rewriting & Recovering

April 1, 2023 | University of California, Merced

NCWCA 2023 logo

As we emerge from the pandemic and adapt to the “new normal,” this moment has provided us with a space to consider the importance of reflection and rewriting in the process of recovering. For a writer, reflecting and rewriting are important parts of the writing process. And for those of us who work in writing centers, we understand the value of pausing and reflecting and of creating opportunities for writers to take a step forward by taking a step back to reflect and rewrite. This process of reflection and rewriting also applies to the work we do as tutors and consultants, as coordinators and directors, as faculty and staff and writing center professionals; we are constantly reflecting on our work and rewriting how we do it–and that process has never been more important than in the wake of the pandemic. As we engage in this recovery process, we have a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on our practices and pedagogies and to rewrite the stories of our work.

For the 2023 NCWCA Conference, our first in-person conference in three years, we invite you to join us in a discussion of reflecting, rewriting, and recovering.

➤ For the full Call for Proposals and submission information, click here.


Dr. Genie Nicole Giaimo

portrait of Dr. Genie Nicole Giaimo

Genie Nicole Giaimo is Assistant Professor and Director of the Writing Center at Middlebury College. Their current research utilizes quantitative and qualitative models to answer a range of questions about behaviors and practices in and around writing centers. Their scholarly and programmatic interest in fair and "well" workplace practices have profoundly influenced their approach to writing administration to be inclusive, intentionally anti-racist, and focused on the wellness of both workers and students.

The author of over two dozen peer reviewed articles and chapters, their forthcoming book, Unwell Writing Centers: Searching for Wellness in Neoliberal Educational Institutions and Beyond comes out winter 2023. In their spare time, Genie hikes, swims, practices yoga, and advocates for fair labor practices.