TWP Writing Studio

The TWP Writing Studio is dedicated to working with writers both within Duke and the broader Durham community. Our goal is to help writers, not just pieces of writing, develop. In all of our work, we actively seek to support diverse, inclusive writing communities. 

Our highly educated consultants help at any stage of the writing process – from brainstorming and researching to drafting, revising, and fine-tuning a final draft.

The Writing Studio is open for summer! 

In 2022-23, the Writing Studio has returned to conducting our appointments both in-person and synchronously online; please schedule the appointment type that best meets your needs. Working in Lilly Library and want a writing consultation? We offer evening appointments in Lilly from 5-9pm Mondays, from 7-9pm Thursdays, and from 6-9pm Sundays. For online appointments, when it's time for your appointment, log into the scheduling software, click on your appointment slot, and click "start or join online consultation." You'll be able to share any writing you've done so far and video-chat with your consultant. 

The Graduate Writing Lab will open on May 25!

The Graduate Writing Lab, a partnership between the TWP Writing Studio and The Graduate School, is an in-person writing group that offers regular accountability and catered feedback for graduate-student writers.

The Graduate Writing Lab will open for summer on May 25, and will run both in-person and online.

In summer session I, the GWL will be open on Thursdays from 2:00-5:00pm:

*Please note that on May 25, the GWL will run from 3:00-5:00. 

If you have questions, please email

Want to Work as a Writing Consultant?

If you're an undergraduate, the first step is to enroll in Writing 255, a course that will introduce you to writing center theory and practice. You'll hone your writing process, develop a consulting philosophy, and get some practice before you start work the next semester.

For more information or to apply for a permission number, please contact Dr. Eliana Schonberg. The spring course is full but it will be offered again in Fall 2023.

Graduate students interested in working in the Writing Studio should contact their DGS about applying for a TWP graduate student position. 

Embedded Writing Consultants

To schedule an appointment with the Embedded Writing Consultant (EWC) assigned to your Writing 101 or W-coded class, 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. 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 come for walk-in, same-day consultations only.