Month: November 2014

Announcing the First Annual CAPTA Directors’ Retreat

CAPTA is pleased to announce that our First Annual CAPTA Directors’ Retreat will take place on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Our retreat will be hosted by CAPTA At-Large Board Member and Studio C Writing Center Director Hannah Baran and the Studio C tutors at Albemarle High School (2775 Hydraulic Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22901)

Information Session for Prospective Directors: 9:15 am-10:00 am

Prospective Writing Center Directors are invited to join us for an information session from 9:15 am- 10:00 am.

Directors’ Retreat: 10:00 am- 4:30 pm

Current and Prospective Writing Center Directors will gather to discuss topics such as tutor recruitment, student body outreach, tutoring special populations, and partnering with faculty and staff.

Optional Social Event: 5:00 pm +

Join fellow Writing Center Directors’ for a social event in the Charlottesville, VA, area.

You can learn more about the Directors’ Retreat here.

Questions: Contact CAPTA ( or Hannah Baran (




Join CAPTA at the CAPTA-IWCA Gathering at NCTE!

Please join us for our (free!) CAPTA-IWCA Gathering at NCTE! This informal happy hour will be an opportunity to find out more about CAPTA, network with other high school writing center directors (and prospective directors) from around the country, and enjoy some free appetizers courtesy of CAPTA and IWCA! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

Thursday, November 20

5 – 7 PM

Union Street Pub House (website here)

121 S. Union St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

 If you are staying at the National Harbor, you can take a water taxi to Old Town, Alexandria and the restaurant is an easy walk from the boat dock.

Join CAPTA at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association 2015 Conference!

Join CAPTA at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Assocation (MAWCA) 2015 Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, from April 10-11, 2015. This year’s conference will focus on the idea of “sharing spaces,” and the keynote speaker will be Nathalie Singh-Corcoran of West Virginia University.

You can learn more about the MAWCA 2015 Conference and how to submit proposals for individual papers, panel presentations, and workshops here.