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Baltimore Mini-Regional Conference

  • 30 Jan 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)


  • All are welcome. Please register so we know you are coming.

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Please join us for this professional development opportunity for writing center tutors and consultants. Workshops will be offered on topics ranging from research in the writing center to offering services for graduate students and multilingual writers. Our goal is to provide a regional, low-cost opportunity for members of the writing center community in Maryland (both middle/high schools and higher education) to network and exchange best practices.

Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided. Pizza will be served for lunch; for special dietary needs (lactose-free, vegan, gluten-free, etc.), BYOL (bring your own lunch). The event is FREE.

LocationThe Mini-Regional will be held in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (see below for directions and parking).

Event Schedule:

10-10:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

10:30-12 p.m. Morning Workshop Sessions

12-1 p.m. Lunch (PIZZA or BYOL!)

1-2:30 p.m. Afternoon Workshop Sessions

2:30-3 p.m. Closing Remarks

The following workshops will be offered during both morning and afternoon sessions:

Community Engagement in the Writing Center (Lisa Zimmerelli, Writing Center Director, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore)

For the Love of Glue! Using Crafts to Promote Critical Inquiry (Vanessa Nakoski, Professional Writing Tutor, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus)

Working with Multilingual Students (Wayne Robertson, Writing Center Director, Towson University)

Writing Center Support for Graduate Students (Linda Macri, Director, The Graduate School Writing Center, University of Maryland College Park)

For questions, please contact Isabell May, ALC Writing Center, University of Baltimore imay@ubalt.edu or 410-837-5010.


Please click here for general directions to UMBC.

Please click here for a campus map. 

Registration will be in the Atrium of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building (1st floor), starting at 9:30 a.m. Just follow the signs around the building.


Free parking is available in Lot 8, adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Free parking is also available alongside Hilltop Circle (Faculty/Staff On-Street Parking), in front of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

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