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

Welcome Back!!

The Writers Workshop is open for the fall semester.
To make an appointment, please call

(217) 333-8796

We look forward to seeing you back at the Workshop!

Personal Statement Workshops

The Writers Workshop is offering personal statement workshops for students who are writing person statements for application to graduate school.*

*Please note: this session in not appropriate for other types of application essays.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5–6 pm
English Building 150

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5–6 pm
English Building 150

Call to reserve your place today
Space is limited!

(217) 333-8796

Are you an International Student

who would like to learn more about US academic writing?

Then you might want to join one of the FREE wrting groups for multilingual students hosted by the Writers Workshop.

for International Graduate Students: Writing in Academia

for International Undergraduates from China: Writing Group for Chinese Undergraduates

Groups begin in September. You must attend the information meeting to sign up!

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 Fall 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: 12 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm - 3 pm
Thursday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm

Biosciences Satellite (Burrill Hall, Room 101):

Please call for hours.

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

Sunday: 1 pm - 5 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.