Welcome to the Writers Workshop!

The Writers Workshop supports all writers in the campus community across all forms of academic and professional writing, at any stage of the writing process. We offer writing groups, writing-related presentations, and writing consultations where we provide feedback on essays, research papers, personal statements, cover letters, theses and dissertations, manuscripts for publication, presentations, digital compositions, and anything between and beyond.

The Writers Workshop is proud to have been spotlighted as a “Sanctuary for the Written Word” by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Check out our social media to meet the consultants who were featured in the article!

To receive feedback on your writing, you can select:

  • In-Person Consultation by Appointments, where you’ll reserve a 50-minute appointment at our location in the Undergraduate Library;
  • Online Consultation by Appointments, where you’ll reserve a 50-minute appointment to meet with a consultant in real-time via videoconferencing;
  • Drop-In Online Consultations, where you’ll meet with a consultant in real-time via videoconferencing in a 20-30 minute, first-come, first-served session;
  • Written Feedback Appointments, where you’ll reserve an appointment, upload your document(s), complete a detailed appointment form, and receive written feedback at the end of your appointment time. There is no live interfacing with the consultant in this format.

Please view our calendar to learn more about upcoming events or learn more about requesting workshops and class presentations.

We are committed to providing accessible services. To request accommodations, please contact Dr. Carolyn Wisniewski at wow@illinois.edu or call 217-333-8796.

New to the Writers Workshop? Click here for more information on how to register and create an appointment.

Make an Appointment


  • Flyer for appointment formats: In-person, live online, & written feedback appointments
  • Flyer for virtual drop-in hours
  • Flyer for Writing with Style: Revising Paragraphs and Sentences, 10/13, 4pm
  • Flyer for grad writing groups, held on Mondays from 9am-12pm and Fridays from 1-4pm, starting August 30.

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