Writing Across Virginia (WAVa)

Writing Across Virginia (WAVa) was formed in 2019 as an organization to support those interested in writing programs and writing related initiatives at post-secondary institutions across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The primary goal of WAVA is to create a regional network to facilitate cross-institutional inquiry, discussion, resource sharing, research about writing, writing programs, and writing related initiatives in the commonwealth of Virginia. The organization strives to ensure that Virginia’s post-secondary writing programs remain distinguished, innovative, and adaptive as they respond to and also lead contemporary changes in rhetoric and composition/writing studies. The organization is also committed to sponsoring an inclusive space to continue dialogue related to writing programs echoed elsewhere in the field. As such, it welcomes participants engaged with writing programs and writing initiatives throughout the commonwealth, regardless of institutional role. Retired faculty, contingent faculty, and graduate students are welcomed as valued members of the organization whose perspectives will help the organization frame a clearer big-picture understanding of writing across Virginia.

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WAVa membership is free to all who are interested in teaching, writing consultation, writing centers, writing across the curriculum, and writing program administration in the Commonwealth. If you’re interested in joining WAVa, please contact Kristi Murray Costello (kcostell@odu.edu) or Beth Bensen (ebensen@jtcc.edu) and they will add you to the organization’s roster and listserv. The listserv is used only for news and announcements related to this organization.