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TWP Writing Studio

The TWP Writing Studio is dedicated to working with writers both within Duke and the broader Durham community. We facilitate writers' critical and creative thought through collaborative, non-evaluative consultations, workshops, writing groups, and events. In all of our work, we actively seek to support diverse, inclusive writing communities.

At the Writing Studio, you can meet with highly educated writing consultants to discuss your writing concerns. Discussing your work-in-progress with a writing consultant will help you develop the awareness and skills to improve as a writer.

Consultants help at any stage of the writing process – from brainstorming and researching to drafting, revising, and fine-tuning a final draft. Undergraduates may schedule a maximum of one appointment a day and two appointments a week, depending on availability.

Graduate student, postgraduate, and  upper-level consultants from a variety of disciplines staff the Writing Studio. All consultants go through extensive and on-going education. For staff photos and biographies, click here.

Duke Community Use Policy

Our first priority at the Writing Studio is to provide support to Duke undergraduate student writers and graduate student writers admitted through The Graduate School. (For a list of PhD and Master’s programs whose students are eligible to use the Writing Studio, go to https://gradschool.duke.edu/academics/programs-degrees). We ask that graduate students limit themselves to scheduling one appointment per week and come for any additional appointments on a walk-in basis. 

While we are happy to meet with professional students and Duke faculty and staff on a space-available basis, to ensure that undergraduate and Graduate School students have first access to appointments, we must ask that all other users of the Writing Studio wait until the day of the desired appointment to sign up online. 

Specialized Help for Undergraduate ESL Writers

International Conversation Cafe: Join us Thursday afternoons from January 19 through April 20 for conversations with people from around the world. Topics include world events, local events, culture, and more. Click here for more information.

Embedded Writing Consultants

To schedule an appointment with the Embedded Writing Consultant (EWC) assigned to your Writing 101 or W-coded class, click here.


To learn more about the EWC experience, see this student-produced video, "Reflecting Back, Looking Forward: How To Gain the Most From Your Writing Center Experience."

Duke Students Talk About the TWP Writing Studio

We open for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 17th. 

TWP Writing Studio Locations & Spring 2017 Hours: 

West Campus in Perkins 112

Mon-Thurs      9am - 9pm

Sun                   6pm - 9pm

East Campus in Bivins 107

Mon-Thurs       9am - 5pm

East Campus in Lilly Library

Mon-Thurs       6pm - 9pm

Sun                    6pm - 9pm


International Conversation Cafe

Join us Thursday afternoons from January 19 through April 20 for conversations with people from around the world. Topics include world events, local events, culture and more. Click here for more information.

New Multimedia Resources!

Duke Talks about Writer's Block

Brainstorming Maps for Writers

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Eliana Schonberg, Ph.D.

TWP Writing Studio Director


Box 90025
Phone: +1 919 668 0900                             E-mail: eliana.schonberg@duke.edu