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Writers Workshop
Please call (217) 333-8796 to make an appointment.

Have a Great Summer!

The Writers Workshop will be closed for the summer beginning Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

We will reopen for Fall Semester after classes start in August.

If you need help with your writing during the summer, you can find an editor who may be available to work for pay by using the Editors for Hire list. You can find that list at this link.

Are you starting a personal statement? Our writing tips for personal statements page has suggestions to help you.

The Writers Workshop is still looking for a few exceptional undergraduate students to join our consultants in Fall 2015.

If you will be a sophomore, junior, or senior from any major and enjoy writing and talking about writing, send your name to before August 21. Please put "undergraduate consultant" in the subject line.

We will interview applicants during the week of August 24. Selected undergraduate peer consultants will take WRIT 203 in Fall 2015 as training. During Spring 2016, they will tutor on a regular schedule as part of an independent study course. In future semesters they may be chosen to tutor for hourly pay.

Graduate Student Writing Groups

Do you want more feedback on your writing and practice responding to others? You can still find more information at our blog address:


Writers Workshop Spring 2015 Schedule

Please drop by at our Undergraduate Library location or call (217) 333-8796 to schedule your appointment!

Undergraduate Library Location (UGL Room 251):

        Monday-Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
        Friday: 9 am - 3 pm
        Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Ikenberry Dining Hall Satellite (Ikenberry Commons, Rooms 1010D & 1010E):

Sunday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Engineering Satellite (Grainger Library, Room 402):

Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm - 3 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 2 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 3 pm

Biosciences Satellite (Burrill Hall, Room 101):

Monday: 12 pm - 4 pm
Thursday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls Satellite (PAR, Room 106):

Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

The Writers Workshop, part of the Center for Writing Studies, is the writing center at Illinois. We provide free writing assistance for University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines and at all stages of the writing process. Discuss your writing with consultants who are experienced writers and teachers of writing. Call (217) 333-8796, or stop by, to set up a 50-minute session at one of our Workshop locations. Please see our appointment, schedule and policies pages for more information.

If you need to hire a proofreader, see our list of Editors for Hire, most of whom are current University of Illinois English Department instructors who have expressed an interest in doing this type of work for an hourly/per project rate. This should be negotiated with the individual.

Have a Question About the Writers Workshop?

Learn more about the Writers Workshop at the University of Illinois. Or email us at: Please note that we do not schedule appointments by email.