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

Welcome to the Writers Workshop!

We are here to help you at any stage in the writing process.

To make an appointment,
please call (217) 333-8796.

Or stop by our main location in the Undergraduate Library in Room 251.

2015 Writers Workshop Finals Week Events

For updates and availabilities during our Finals Week Events, follow us on Twitter @WorkshopUIUC, and Like us on Facebook

Midnight Madness: Drop-in sessions at the UGL
Thursday, December 10, 8 pm-1 am

Our consultants are staying up late for Reading Day! Join us for short (15 minute) tutoring sessions at the Undergraduate Library for last-minute help on any writing.

Grad Student Write-In
Friday, December 11, 10 am-3 pm
English Building Atrium and Rooms 123 & 125

Graduate Students! Whether you’re wrapping up a seminar paper or kick-starting your Winter Break thesis/dissertation writing routine, join us for a few hours of sustained writing in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. We will provide some snacks and beverages; lunch is on your own.

Mindfulness & Writing
Saturday, December 12, 2-3:30 pm
ARC Meeting Room #2

Explore writing as an embodied practice! We will begin with some simple yoga stretches followed by a brief, guided, mindfulness meditation. Then you’ll have time to work on any writing, at any stage of the process. Consultants and peers will be available for individual questions. We will wrap up the session with a short discussion and reflection. All are welcome—no yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing.

Consultant on Call
Sunday, December 13, 5:30-8:30pm
Ikenberry 1010D &1010E

Writing consultants will be available for quick individual questions as you work hard to wrap up those final papers! Find us on the East side of the Quiet Study Room in SDRP.

Drop-In Hours at the UGL

for quick 10–15 minute writing help

Monday through Thursday, 3–5 pm

and beginning Monday, October 16th
Monday through Thursday, 7–9 pm

Sign in at the Writers Workshop Main Desk (Room 251, next to the Consultation Corner)

Have a quick question for one of our consultants?
Stop by our Drop-In Hours at the UGL!

We can answer questions about your thesis statement, the structure of a paragraph, citations, and more.
Sign in at the Writers Workshop Main Desk.

Looking for a drop-in at one of our satellite locations? Give us a call for open drop-in opportunities
at Grainger, Burrill, or Ikenberry Commons

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.