About the Writers' Workshop


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Mission

Because we all write, the mission of the Writers' Workshop is to support any member of the UMD campus community who seeks to become a better writer.

Mission in Action

The Workshop facilitates collaborative conversations with writers at any level and at any stage in the writing process in order to uncover strategies for effective communication. Those who participate in such conversations engage in the continuing process of appreciating and developing the complex skill and the intricate art of the well-written word.

History

The Writers' Workshop opened on September 3, 2013, supported by funding from the Office of Academic Affairs. Collaborating with the College of Liberal Arts, the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, the Academic English Language Program, and the Departments of English, Writing Studies, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biology, 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 Staff

Jill

Jill Jenson
Associate Professor
Director, Academic Writing and Learning Center
KAML 282
218-726-8242
jjenson@d.umn.edu

Mia

Mia O'Brien
English as a Second Language Specialist
KAML 241
218-726-7883
meobrien@d.umn.edu

pamela

Pamela Arola
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist, Academic Writing and Learning Center
KAML 235
218-726-8944
parola@d.umn.edu

emily

Emily Woster
Lead Consultant
218-726-6242
ewoster@d.umn.edu

Meet our Consultants