The Writing Center will be closed from Dec. 7 through Jan. 3. We will reopen for the J-term on Jan. 4, offering online consultations by appointment only from Jan. 4-15. Hours will be 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please see our Appointments page for safety guidelines and information about making an appointment.


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Writing Center leadership

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Brian McTague

Writing Center director

Phone: (804) 827-8122

Email: bjmctague@vcu.eduRead more »

Office location: Academic Learning Commons, Room 4204

Brian McTague is the director of the Writing Center and a writing instructor. Through his roles, he works to ensure writing resources reach as many students and staff as possible, while fostering a safe, inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of discipline, background or skill set. He is the co-editor of the anthology, Writing Center at the Center of Change, recently published by Routledge, and currently serves as the vice president and president-elect of the Southeastern Writing Center Association.

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Trey Burnart Hall

Writing Center Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-4861

Email: hallbr@vcu.eduRead more »

Office location: Academic Learning Commons, Room 4202

Trey Burnart Hall is the coordinator of the Writing Center, where he supervises an ever-growing staff while expanding university partnerships across disciplines. Trey graduated from VCU with a degree in English in 2016. He strives to help create a learning environment that is accessible to students of all writing abilities and disciplines. Current initiatives include advocating for interdisciplinary inquiry and training staff to empower students’ voices.

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