The International Writing Center Association (IWCA) announced that The Center Will Hold, co-edited by Utah State University’s Joyce Kinkead, has won the IWCA’s 2004 Outstanding Book on writing center research. This is the second major award for the book. Last spring it also won the 2004 Best Book Award from the council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA).
In her award announcement, IWCA Book Award Committee Chair Shevaun Watson said, “The Center Will Hold captures the past and envisions the future of writing center work in compelling ways.”
“Kinkead and Pemberton’s book has clearly struck a chord in the field of composition studies,” said Michael Spooner, director of Utah State University Press. “To be honored like this by associations representing two entirely different wings of the profession is a rare achievement indeed.”
Kinkead is vice provost for Undergraduate Studies and Research at Utah State and is a faculty member in the department of English. The book, which Kinkead co-edited with Michael Pemberton of Georgia Southern University, was published last fall by the Utah State University Press.
Every year, the IWCA selects a book published the previous year for its Outstanding Book Award. The award recognizes outstanding published scholarship on writing centers and will be presented at this year’s Watson Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, in October.
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