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Writers Workshop
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. You can view our past workshops by visiting this page; any of these can be requested or tailored for a particular audience.

Visit our online schedule to book your appointment. Please see our appointment page for more information about our policies. To request disability-related accommodations for our services, please contact Dr. Carolyn Wisniewski at or call 217-333-8796.

Interested in Becoming a Writers Workshop Tutor? Click here

Enjoy writing and talking about writing? Find out how to become a graduate or undergraduate consultant!

The Writers Workshop is open for Summer Session II.

Schedule an appointment now! Our summer hours are:

Mon - Thur, 1:00 - 5:00pm, in-person and online appointments

Sun, 4:00 - 7:00pm, online-only

Summer Graduate Writing Groups

Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., through July 31

Undergraduate Library, upper level, outside the Writers Workshop (room 251)


Want to meet your writing goals in a distraction-free setting? Join the Writers Workshop for sustained writing in the company of your colleagues across the disciplines. These are productivtiy writing groups, whose main purpose is to provide structure and community for work that can sometimes feel structureless and isolating. They are ideal for graduate students seeking to create a writing routine, make progress and meet deadlines on long-term writing projects, or jump-start a new writing project. If you are seeking feedback on your writing, please make an appointment with a Writers Workshop consultant.


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Upcoming Events at the Writers Workshop


Undergraduate Events

Graduate Events


Want to attend a workshop, but it doesn't fit with your schedule?

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.

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.

You can also find information about the ESL Program's tutor and editor list at