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.

We are a space committed to equity and inclusion. Our consultants and staff draw from diverse backgrounds, bring a range of experiences and perspectives to our work, and engage in extensive, ongoing learning and reflection. We expect writers to join us in creating a safe environment for the expression of non-discriminatory perspectives while respecting our consultants’ knowledge and commitment.  

What you can expect from us: 

  • respect for your unique voices and individual identities 
  • respect for your investment in your writing 
  • a collaborative effort to help you achieve your writing goals and develop your writing processes 

The Writing Studio is open for spring! 

In 2023-2024, 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 return for summer!

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 GWL will return for summer 2024. Details to come soon!

If you have questions, please email


The Undergraduate Writing Accountability Group begins the week of March 18th!

The Undergraduate Writing Accountability Group (UWAG) aims to help undergraduates stay motivated and invested in long-term writing projects (like theses). Participation in the group is easy! Every Tuesday, writers will set goals for the week and then review the previous week’s goals via email. Every Friday, writers will meet at 12 p.m. ( in Perkins 112 or on Zoom) for a two-hour Pomodoro writing session; although attending the full session is encouraged, it is certainly not required. Friday writing  sessions will be led by a trained writing studio consultant who will offer motivation, accountability, and resources to writers.

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.

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.