The Community Writing Center is not open during the summer. We will reopen in August 2024.

We offer walk-in appointments at the Coralville Public Library every Tuesday from 4-6 pm and in the Iowa City Public Library every Monday and Thursday evening from 6-8 pm.

The Community Writing Center offers one-on-one writing assistance to Johnson County community members working on ANY kind of writing project:

  • job applications materials, including resumes and cover letters
  • school assignments, scholarship essays, college application essays, and materials
  • emails, social media posts, website content
  • letters of all kinds, including to judges, immigration officials, parole officers and landlords
  • autobiographical writing, family histories, and local history projects
  • speeches and presentations
  • creative writing: short stories, books, plays, poetry
  • basic Microsoft Word and web navigation skills related to writing

The Community Writing Center is staffed by instructors from the UI Writing Center and the Writing Center at Kirkwood Community College. It is funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County, with additional support from UI Department of Rhetoric and Kirkwood Community College.