Fred L. Mathews Library and Conference Center

39th Annual East Central Writing Centers Association Conference

The Community Lighthouse: How Writing Centers Help Navigate the Changing Tides of Academic Life

The 39th Annual East Central Writing Centers Association Conference will be hosted by Southwestern Michigan College. Pre-conference events will be held at SMC's Niles, Michigan campus while the conference will be held at our Dowagiac, Michigan campus.

If you are interested in presenting at this conference, submit the online Call for Proposals form prior to Friday, February 10 at 5 p.m. Registration for this event will end on Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m.

Conference Dates

  • Pre-conference events at SMC's Niles Campus:
    Thursday, March 23, 5-8 p.m.
  • Conference at SMC's Dowagiac Campus:
    Friday, March 24, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


  • Kyle Boswell, Mattawan High School
  • Jill Reglin, Lansing Community College
  • Dr. Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University

Registration Fees*

College Faculty and Directors/Coordinators $140
College Writing Center Consultants $90
High School Faculty and Administrators $75
High School Writing Center Consultants $60

*Registration fees include a continental breakfast and lunch every day and a dinner on Friday. There will be no refund of conference fees. Only credit card payments will be accepted on the day of the event. Verification of your role may be requested.