Writing Workshop

The Workshop will open for one-on-one 45-minute appointments on September 18th, 2023. We offer in-person and online appointments based on your preferences. View our full schedule via your "Writing Workshop Account" under the "Academics" tab in WesPortal.

All face-to-face meetings will be hosted at the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Criticism (116 Mt. Vernon Street). 

For an online appointment, log back in to this website approximately five to ten minutes before the start of your appointment. Then, open your appointment on the scheduler (click it) and click "Start or Join Online Consultation."

For more information, see Scheduling an Appointment below.

Scheduling an Appointment

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer writing tutors are available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor's comments on completed work.  Tutors meet with first-year students, senior thesis writers, and even faculty members. Everyone is welcome and all services are free.

To schedule an appointment, go to your WesPortal, click on the Academics section, and select the Writing Workshop Account link. There you will create an account and see availability to setup an appointment. Appointments are held every hour, on the hour, in each of our locations. The duration of each appointment is 45 minutes.

If all appointments are full, you can now join a waitlist, which will alert you by email if an appointment becomes available. In order to join the waitlist for a Workshop day, click the "join waitlist" link below any day in the scheduler. The pop-up box will allow you to select a specific tutor and time period to be placed on the waitlist for. You can also set the waitlist to alert you to all openings and for all times.

To create a Writing Workshop account and make an appointment, view this walk-through video.


If you have questions about Writing Workshop services or how to make an account or appointment, please email the Ford Fellow at writingworks@wesleyan.edu.