Welcome to the Writers Workshop!

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The Writers Workshop provides free support to 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.

To receive feedback on your writing, you can select:

  • In-Person Consultation by Appointments, where you’ll reserve a 50-minute appointment at one of our locations in the Main Library, Grainger Library, or MCB Learning Center.
  • Live Online Consultation by Appointments, where you’ll reserve a 50-minute appointment to meet with a consultant in real-time via videoconferencing.
  • 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.
  • Drop-In Consultations, where you’ll meet with a consultant in a 15-30 minute, first-come, first-served session.

Find information about our locations and hours here.

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.

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  • Flyer for grammar workshops, Thursdays at 11-11:30am in SLCL room 4080A. Topics include modifiers, punctuation, tense and voice, articles, and subject-verb agreement.
  • Flyer for Giving Great Research Presentations on March 6 from 4:00-4:50pm via Zoom. Learn to engage your audience and present with confidence!
  • Graduate Writing Groups, Tuesdays 9am-12pm and Fridays 9am-12pm CT in the Main Library Orange room or by Zoom, starting January 19th.
  • Flyer for graduate student Spring Break workshops on topics like recommitting to a writing routine, writing literature reviews, publishing a journal article, and revising structure

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