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AUK English Department and Writing Center Celebrate Annual Writing Day

16th Oct 2019 | by the Office of Public Affairs

The American University of Kuwait’s (AUK) English Department collaborated with the Writing Center to host a celebration entitled ‘Why I Write’ which explored the different facets of writing and why we do it. 

Members of the executive board of the Middle East and North Africa Writing Center Alliance (MENAWCA) were invited to join this year’s celebration on campus with the students. The members included, Dr. Amy Hodges, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Qatar); Dr. Ken Nielsen, Director of the Writing Program, Director of the Writing Center NYU Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Dr. Elizabeth Whitehouse, Director of the Speaking and Writing Center at United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates); Dr. Maimoonah AlKhalil, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at King Saud University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); Ms. Sahar Mari, Student Enhancement Specialist at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Qatar); and Sherry Ward, Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Qatar). 

The board members discussed with students the value of writing in their lives, the challenges that writers face, writer’s block and how to overcome all these issues. The MENAWCA executive board also explained to the students the aims of their alliance and the support they provide for their members. The event was attended by many students and tutors from the Writing Center and the Tutoring Center.

This event marks the sixth year that the English Department has celebrated the annual Writing Day.

Group photo of the MENAWCA executive board members with the Writing Center and English Department staff

General photo of the event

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