The Writers Workshop offers online consultations and in-person consultants at our main location in the Main Library and our satellite locations. Click here to learn more about our consultation formats. No appointments available? Click here for more information about our drop-in sessions.
To view the different schedules on our scheduling website, you’ll access the “Schedules” menu in the top left of the screen. On a mobile device, you may need to click the menu button to expand the full menu. You can also find links to the schedules, along with more helpful information, in the Announcements (the portion of the screen between the header and the scheduling calendar). If on mobile, you’ll need to click the link that reads “View the announcements.”
Main Library, Room 100b
Our main location is room 100b Main Library. We’re located on the First Floor, and you’ll enter through the Orange Room (room 100). The space is accessible by both stairs and an elevator, and you can enter from the central hallway (we’re nearest the East Entrance, pictured here, which is across from the Undergraduate Library). You can find more information on the Main Library ADA Accessibility Map. Feel free to ask at the Info Desk if you need assistance locating us.
Our Main Library location contains a range of seating options, including rolling chairs, round tables, height-adjustable rectangular tables, and cubicles for quieter conversations. We have two desktop computers. You are welcome to bring your own device. The lighting in the space is mostly florescent, although it does have windows. The room has high ceilings and so the level of noise can vary depending on the number consultations taking place. Writers can also request to find a quiet study room or to move into the Orange Room, as long as space is available.
You can reserve an appointment through our scheduling system, using the “In-Person @ Main Library and Live Online” schedule. When you arrive for an in-person appointment, please check in at the Writers Workshop at the Orange Room service desk.
Fall 2023 Hours:
- Sunday, 1:00 – 9:00pm
- Monday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
- Tuesday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
- Wednesday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
- Thursday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
- Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
If no appointments are available or if you just have a quick question or short document, stop by our drop-in hours! These are offered in-person at the Main Library (room 100b) or via Zoom.
Fall 2023 Drop-in Hours:
- Sunday – Thursday, 4:00 – 9:00pm
Molecular and Cellular Biology Learning Center, Room 101
We offer consultations in one of the study rooms (Room 108) within the Molecular and Cellular Biology Learning Center (Room 101, Burrill Hall). The MCB Learning Center includes a computer lab and study rooms. This location can be accessed via the southwest entrance of Burrill Hall (via ramp or stairs). After entering the building on the first floor, turn left to enter the Microbiology Learning Center (Room 101). Feel free to ask the front desk worker in the MCB Learning Center if you need assistance locating this space. You can find more information on the Burrill Hall ADA Accessibility Map.
Our location in the MCB Learning Center is a private study room that is small but comfortable when occupied by only two people. This room is a great option for those who prefer an in-person appointment but want a quieter space. There are no windows in this room. We usually keep the door open during consultations. There are low visual distractions in this room, with little to no color, art, or signage.
Please note: The MCB Learning Center Writers Workshop satellite is intended for writers in the sciences. Writers from other backgrounds may use the site, but priority is given to work from scientific disciplines.
Molecular and Cellular Biology Learning Center Satellite Hours:
- Wednesday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
- Thursday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Grainger Library, Room 402
Located on the fourth floor and northwest side of the Grainger Engineering Library, Room 402, our Grainger satellite is convenient for writers on the north end of campus. This is a group study room and is ideal for group consultations and students who would prefer to work in a quieter setting.
While engineering students often visit this location, with its proximity to the Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE), we also welcome writers from other fields to schedule a consultation in this location. This space includes a large table, multiple rolling chairs, and a monitor hookup. There are no windows in this room and low visual distractions, with little to no color, art, or signage. There is often low-level noise coming from the adjacent study area, but it is usually not very loud. You can find more information on the Grainger Library ADA Accessibility Map.
Grainger Satellite Hours:
- Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00pm
- Wednesday, 2:00 – 6:00pm
- Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00pm
In addition to our on-campus locations, the Writers Workshop also offers online consultations to better support writers on and off campus. Online consultation appointments are synchronous, which means that they happen in real-time using video and audio components. You don’t need any special software (though a webcam and mic will help — otherwise, you’ll have to rely on a chat function); just make an appointment through our scheduling system using the “In-Person @ Main Library and Live Online” schedule. You’ll be able to select a live online appointment when you complete the reservation.
Written Feedback Appointments
In a Written Feedback Appointment, the consultant will read and respond to your work, and will return written feedback at the end of your appointment time. There is no live conversation with your consultant. You can find more information on our Written Feedback Appointments page, or reserve one via our appointment system.