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Writers Workshop
Schedule online to make an appointment or call us at(217) 333-8796!

Welcome to the Writers Workshop!!

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

To make an appointment, you can go to,
call (217) 333-8796,

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

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Drop-In Hours at the UGL

for quick 15 minute writing help

Monday through Thursday, 4–8 pm

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

Drop-in sessions work best for undergraduate students who have a particular question or section of a paper to focus on.

Finals Week in the Writers Workshop

The Writers Workshop will be open for appointments through Sunday, 5/8.

From 5/9 - 5/11, we will be open in 251 UGL for drop-in sessions only. You will not be able to schedule an appointment online for those dates. Instead, stop by 251 UGL to work with a tutor on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-in sessions usually last 15-30 minutes. Please come with one or two specific questions or a section of a paper you'd like to focus on.

The Workshop will have a few special events to support you through finals week:

Midnight Madness

Thursday, 5/5, 8pm-1am, 251 UGL
Our consultants are staying up late! Drop by for short (15-30 min) tutoring sessions for last-minute help on your writing projects.

First-Friday Grad Write-A-Thon

Friday, 5/6, 10am-3pm, 217 Gregory Hall

Last chance to join your colleagues from across the disciplines for some distraction-free writing time! Finish those seminar papers, kick-start your summer writing projects, take time to organize your research, and connect with others to develop a supportive and sustainable writing practice. We will provide coffee and snacks; lunch is on your own. The series is co-sponsored byt the Writers Workshop and Graduate College.

Sunday Drop-In Hours

Sunday, 5/8, 5pm-8pm, 251 UGL
Drop by for short (15-30 min) tutoring sessions for last-minute help on your writing projects.

UGL Drop-In Hours

Mon., 5/9, 9am-8pm; Tues., 5/10, 9am-8pm; Wed., 5/11, 11am-4pm

To work with as many students as we can, the Workshop will be open for drop-in sessions only during these times. These sessions typically last 15-30 minutes. Tutors will best be able to help you with one or two specific questions or a section of a paper you'd like to focus on. We will not review personal statements, resumes, or job applications during these dates.

The Workshop will close for the summer at 4pm on 5/11.

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. Use our online scheduling system at, 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.