The College of Lake County Writing Center organized a number of events to commemorate International Writing Centers Week, February 11 – 16, 2019.  This week was created by the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) back in 2006 to promote the work of writing centers and writing center tutors.

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CLC writing tutors staffed promotional tables on Student Street both the week before and on the Monday and Tuesday of IWC Week—handing out information about the writing center and upcoming events like the Night against Procrastination as well as offering students the chance to enter a raffle.  On Monday of IWC Week, the theme was “Share your Favorite Song Lyric or Quote” to get a raffle ticket while to earn a raffle ticket on Tuesday, students were encouraged to write the name of someone who inspired them on a heart, which tutors then posted on a display behind the table.

The winners of the Promotional Table raffle were:

  • Shayla Gandham
  • Kathia Garza
  • Laurice Hamilton

During IWC Week, each writing center location had an open house on Wednesday with treats and information.  In addition, each location had a raffle where every time a student worked with a tutor during the week, they earned a ticket.

The winners of the Writing Center raffle were:

Grayslake Campus Writing Center

  • Khafiz Sardar
  • Alexandra Torres
  • Michael Jones

Lakeshore Campus Writing Center

Yolanda Pierce with her teacher, Cathy Colton

Southlake Campus Writing Center

Cynthia Moy with Southlake Tutoring Coordinator, Scott Eikenberry

Finally, at the beginning of the week, the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) sent out a call to its member to share their writing center stories:

Tomorrow (February 11th) marks the start of International Writing Centers Week 2019!  To celebrate, we’d like to share stories that celebrate the diversity and joy of writing center experience(s). We hope to highlight several stories every day through the end of the week. Please follow this link to share your story with us

A number of our writing center staff responded to this request and out of the nine tutors selected to share their experiences, three of them were staff at College of Lake County. These wonderful #MyWCStories were a great way for us to end International Writing Centers Week.

Kate Balogh, Specialist Tutor and Adjunct English Faculty
Bee Old, Peer Writing Tutor
Kim Voss, Student Services Coordinator, Writing Center










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