Our Main Location is 251 Undergraduate Library
Schedule online to make an appointment or call us at(217) 333-8796!
Welcome to the Writers Workshop!
The Writers Workshop contributes to the intellectual and creative activities of the University of Illinois by providing support for all writers in the campus community--undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.
The Writers Workshop provides individual and small-group consultations, hosts workshops on academic and professional writing concerns, sponsors writing groups and writing retreats, and visits classrooms upon request to introduce our resources or to provide a tailored, interactive presentation.
Finals Week (Dec. 17-20) -- Yes, we're open!
The Writers Workshop will have modified hours during finals week. We will be open at our main location (251 UGL); all other locations will be closed.
Important: During finals week, we offer drop-in sessions only. This has become our finals week policy due to high numbers of missed appointments in past semesters. Drop-in sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis: you’ll come to the WW’s main location, 251 UGL, and sign up at the front desk. Please note that we will have multiple consultants available to work with writers. Drop-in sessions typically last about 30 minutes; they can sometimes last longer for graduate students or longer (8+ pp.) papers.
The Writers Workshop privileges academic writing during finals week. Therefore, students are limited to 1 visit for personal statements, resumes, etc.
We are happy to work with group writing projects. We find that these sessions work best if at least half the group is present.
Hours (UGL only)
- Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-9pm
- Monday, Dec. 18, 11am - 8pm
- Tuesday, Dec. 19, 11am - 8pm
- Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11am - 4pm
Online Tutoring Appointments
To better support writers who are unable to attend face-to-face tutorials on campus, the Writers Workshop is offering online sessions. During Finals Week, our limited online appointments are reserved for students who cannot physically visit the Writers Workshop for a consultation. To make an appointment, please review our instructions for online tutorialsand then select an open time on the "Finals Week -- Online Tutoring" schedule.
The Writers Workshop will close for the semester on Wednesday, Dec. 20th, at 4pm. We will reopen for the Spring semester on January 17.
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Upcoming Events at the Writers Workshop
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Writers Workshop Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday - CLOSED
Have a Question About the Writers Workshop?
If you need to hire a proofreader, see the English Department's list of Editors for Hire. These editors typically work for hourly/per project rate, which should be negotiated with the individual.