Nall, Stacy O., "Centering Our Stories: Applying Spatial Metaphors to Writing Center Publicity" (2014). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Graduate Student Presentations. Paper 1.
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writing center, writing program administration, community engagement, writing across the curriculum
This presentation at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) discusses how writing centers can use digital spaces to position themselves as assets to their campus and local communities. While most writing centers have pages on their universities’ websites, there continue to be new ways that writing centers can take advantage of these spaces to make their work more visible to wider publics. One way they can do so, the presenter suggests, is through publishing stories about and by the people with whom they partner. These stories give greater visibility not only to achievements, but also help to position writing centers as liminal sites, or third spaces, that bring together faculty and students from a variety of academic and cultural communities.