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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 open on Wednesday, 8/24, and are taking appointments now! Go to our online schedule to book your appointment. We have limited hours available for this first week, but the full semester schedule will be up soon.

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Summer Writing Opportunities for Graduate Students

Weekly Write-A-Thons at the Writers Workshop

Trying to stay on top of your summer writing goals? Or simply looking for a distraction-free setting to work on a thesis, dissertation, or article? The Writers Workshop will sponsor weekly Write-A-Thons on Friday mornings from 9:30-1:00 in 251 UGL, beginning on Friday, June 17 and ending August 12. Each session will start with a short conversation about goals and end with a brief wrap-up of accomplishments. The rest of the time will be dedicated to writing. We will provide coffee and light snacks.

If you attend a write-in, you are commiting to:

Please note: Our Aug. 12 Write-A-Thon will take place in 1024 Lincoln Hall from 9:30-4:30. We'll provide snacks; lunch is on your own.

Summer Online Writing Productivity & Accountability Group

Looking for a boost to help you meet your summer writing goals? Join this 8-week online writing group to overcome obstacles like writer’s block, procrastination, and lack of motivation.  The aim of this group is to sponsor writing productivity by providing accountability in a supportive setting—you won’t be sharing your work, but your writing processes. As a member of this writing group, you’ll commit to logging in at least twice a week to set goals, report on your struggles and accomplishments, share helpful tools and resources, and encourage other group members. You’ll also receive weekly writing tips.

The group will run June 20-August 12. No advance registration is required. You can join the group and/or access the weekly tips here:

This is a pilot program sponsored by the Writers Workshop; we will appreciate your feedback at the end of the 8-week session.

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.