Let Your Research Tell a Story
A Saturday Brunch Workshop
Presented by Laura Wexler of The Stoop Storytelling Series
Photo collage developed from individual images that are the property of the Stoop Stories Series website.
On January 28, 2017, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Maryland from all disciplines are invited to attend a workshop on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Maryland (near BWI airport.) Attendees will learn how to couch their research to tell their personal professional stories. This is a Maryland-wide event, and includes schools within the University System of Maryland (USM) and the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA).
Event: Let Your Research Tell a Story – Telling Your Personal Professional Story Workshop
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Sherman Hall – Lecture Hall 003.
Driving directions: UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 Administration Drive Garage
Parking: Parking is free on the weekend, please use the visitor spaces on
upper Admin Drive Garage or Hilltop Circle parking spaces A & D. Do not pay for the visitor spaces, no permit is required.
Walking from Administration Drive Garage directions: Sherman Building at UMBC
Attendees who are part of the UMBC community: Please click the “I Can Attend” button on http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/45663 and register on the Eventbrite website (click on the orange button below).
Attendees outside the UMBC community: Please register on the Eventbrite website (click on the orange button below).
If you bring a guest, who is a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in another state, please have them register individually. If you bring a guest who is a friend of family member, they are welcome to attend as we are operating according to “The Jessica Effect” https://promiseagep.com/2016/08/10/what-is-the-jessica-effect/. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many people will be coming with you so that we can plan food accordingly.
Participants will learn to use the tools of true, personal storytelling to create and share an engaging and accessible story about their research focus, project, or goals. Participants will:
● Enhance their understanding of true, personal storytelling as a powerful tool of communication to engage and connect with a variety of audiences, and explain complex issues in an accessible and relatable way.
● Improve their ability to identify and enact the principles of powerful true, personal storytelling.
● Create a 3- to 5-minute engaging true, personal tale that illuminates their research focus and findings.
● Share that personal research tale with a group of peers and receive feedback.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration and Continental breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Lecture
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions / Brunch
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Final Reconvenes and Synthesize
University System of Maryland (USM) and Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) School Listing:
|University System of Maryland (USM)||Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA)|
|Bowie State University||Capitol Technology University|
|Coppin State University||Goucher College|
|Frostburg State University||Hood College|
|Salisbury University||Johns Hopkins University|
|Towson University||Loyola University Maryland|
|University of Baltimore||Maryland Institute College of Art|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore||McDaniel College|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore County||Mount St. Mary’s University|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Notre Dame of Maryland University|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore||St. John’s College|
|University of Maryland University College||Stevenson University|
|University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||Washington Adventist University|
|USM Regional Centers: Universities at Shady Grove, University System of Maryland Hagerstown||MICUA Affiliate Member Trustees: Ner Israel Rabbinical College, St. Mary’s Seminary & University|
Laura Wexler is the co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop Storytelling Series, a Baltimore-based cultural event and podcast in which “ordinary” people tell extraordinary true tales about their lives. Since 2006, Laura has presented workshops in true, personal storytelling for a range of organizations, businesses, and individuals. Her storytelling curriculum is based on 10 years of teaching memoir writing at the collegiate and graduate level, and her experience coaching more than 1,000 people to tell the true, personal tales of their lives. In addition to her work with The Stoop, Laura is the author of the book, Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America (Scribner), as well as nonfiction published in The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She currently writes and develops projects for TV and film.
Key Co-Sponsors: The Graduate School at UMBC, PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP
in partnership with MICUA
and the University System of Maryland via PROMISE