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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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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.

Writers Workshop Open House

Wednesday, October 7th
1–4 pm

Celebrate National Tutor Appreciation Week with the Writers Workshop!

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

Fall 2015 Facilitated & Independent Writing Groups

Looking for additional writing support this semester? The Writers Workshop facilitates several (free!) writing groups for multilingual undergraduate and graduate students and for all dissertation writers:

Navigating Academic Writing: Writing Group for Multilingual Undergraduate Students

When: Every Tuesday from September 15–October 13 from 4:00–5:30 pm
Where: The Writers Workshop, Room 251 in the Undergraduate Library

Writing in Academia for Multilingual Graduate Students

When: Every Sunday from September 20–October 18 from 3:00–4:30 pm
Where: The Writers Workshop, Room 251 in the Undergraduate Library

Dissertation Writing Groups: Best Practices

When: Tuesday, September 22 from 5:30–7:00 pm in 317 Gregory Hall
Friday, September 25 from 2:00–3:30 pm in 1022 Lincoln Hall

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.