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Writing Center consultants can work with you on all kinds of writing projects, and on speeches and presentations. Our services are free and available to anyone at the University of Iowa.

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Writing for all

The Writing Center is hosted by the Department of Rhetoric and is located in room 110 of the English Philosophy Building. Services are free and available to all students, faculty, and staff. Not affiliated with the UI? We also help staff a community writing center at the Iowa City and Coralville Public Library. Walk-in appointments available for Johnson County residents during the fall and spring semesters.

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Est. 1934

One of the first Writing Centers in the U.S.

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1:1

The Center has a long-standing tradition of one-to-one instruction in rhetorical and communication skills.

5,000

The number of hours of one-on-one writing instruction we provide each year.

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2,000

The number of students, faculty, and staff, we meet with each semester.

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Our Story

The University of Iowa Writing Center was started by Carrie Stanley in 1934, making it one of the first writing centers in the country. The center has a long-standing tradition of one-to-one instruction in rhetorical and communication skills.

News and announcements

Student Spotlight

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Learn more about Camellia Pham, a third-year student from Vietnam, double majoring in Comparative Literature and Chinese with a minor in Translation for Global Literacy at the University of Iowa.

Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Learn more about the Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing at the Writing Center.

Fall Instituate for Teaching with Writing

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Learn more about the events during the Fall Institute for Teaching and Writing.

Events

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Making the Book, Past and Present

Friday, June 21, 2024 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Making the Book, Past and Present explores the intersections of history, art, and practicality. What can we learn by placing books, materials, and makers from the Middle Ages through today in conversation with one another? Many techniques and materials common centuries ago still inspire contemporary book artists and bookbinders.

Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series

Friday, June 21, 2024 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
The Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series highlights trainees and junior faculty from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in neuroscience. We meet virtually once each month—featuring one Big Ten institution—for presentations and discussion/networking. Seminars are scheduled for afternoons on the third Friday of each month. Zoom link is provided by the host institution. If not added in the event listing, please email iowa-neuroscience-institute@uiowa.edu the week of the seminar to...

Iowa Summer Music Camps - Jazz Camp Concert

Friday, June 21, 2024 5:00pm
Voxman Music Building
Iowa Summer Music Camps - Jazz Camp Concert All camp recitals and concerts are free and open to the public.

Iowa Summer Music Camps - Saxophone Camp Concert

Friday, June 21, 2024 5:00pm
Voxman Music Building
Iowa Summer Music Camps - Saxophone Camp Concert All camp recitals and concerts are free and open to the public.
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