About the Writers' Workshop

We help all UMD writers advance their writing skills by offering collaborative, one-to-one writing consultations, useful writing resources, interactive workshops, and group sessions.


The Writers' Workshop opened on September 3, 2013, supported by funding from the Office of Academic Affairs. Collaborating with the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, and the Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies; the Workshop is able to offer one-to-one writing consultation to UMD's undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. The Workshop's graduate student and faculty consultants have held thousands of sessions with hundreds of unique writers from across campus.

Meet our Consultants

Meet our Staff 

Jill Jenson
Associate Professor
Director, Academic Writing and Learning Center
KAML 209
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Brenda Iallonardo
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist, Academic Writing and Learning Center
KAML 217
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Emily Woster
Lead Consultant
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