Join us for the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s Alabama Symposium, on September 20, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, in Lloyd Hall 328. (Registration begins at 8:30).  Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Charlotte Brammer of Samford University.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch.  The event will end with a civil rights tour of the UA Campus.

Check out the schedule for the day.


Park at the Campus Drive Deck, about a block from Lloyd.  After you register for the event, we will send you a pass to use when entering and exiting the deck.  When you arrive, use Entry 2 on the left-hand side.  (Entry 1 is for state vehicles only). If you have any problems, use the call button at the gate.

Same-Day Registrants:  Use a credit card to enter the parking garage; when you register, you’ll receive a pass to exit for free.

For Every Stage of the Page…

The University Writing Center provides free one-on-one consultations for UA students in all disciplines. We help students build confidence as writers, revise drafts, and develop the skills necessary for long-term improvement. We offer feedback on any kind of writing, whether it is personal, professional, or academic. Students can bring their draft in at any stage in the process and get help with brainstorming, understanding an assignment, researching a topic, drafting, revising, working with sources, or improving their grammar & style. The Writing Center also provides consultations to help faculty members create effective writing assignments and incorporate writing instruction into their classes.

At the Writing Center, we believe that the best way to improve your writing is to talk about it. We aim to create a supportive community of writers, where you will feel that your ideas are valued and your voice matters. While we provide the writing expertise, you are the expert on content.  We will encourage you to rethink and revise your work, with our help. We believe that with time and practice, in the words of Peter Elbow, “everyone can write.”