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

Call (217) 333-8796 for an appointment.


Personal Statement Workshops

The Writers Workshop is offering personal statement workshops for students who are writing personal statements or any other type of application essay.

Interactive sessions involve:

Attendees may also have an opportunity for individual feedback on their own personal statements.

Monday, April 21, 5–6pm, Lincoln Hall 1090
Tuesday, April 22, 5–6pm, Lincoln Hall 1090

Call to reserve your place today
Space is limited!

(217) 333–8796


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 2014 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: 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 1 pm
Wednesday: 2 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 12 pm
Friday: 9 am - 3 pm

Biosciences Satellite (Burrill Hall, Room 101):

Wednesday: 9 am - 1 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm

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

Sunday: 4 pm - 7 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.