The North Park University Writing Center provides free assistance to the university community through our drop-in center, one-on-one conferencing, and specialized workshops for all students enrolled in first-year Core Curriculum courses. Our undergraduate Writing Advisors (WAs) are trained to respect the intellectual work and linguistic roots of all students. We aim to cultivate writing as a process and promote healthy, coordinated habits for writing and learning while providing a brave space where passion for language can be celebrated.
Over the summer, writing center support is available by appointment only. Undergraduates can request a Writing Advisor by emailing email@example.com. Graduate/SPS students can request a writing coach for assistance in any summer academic writing assignments at any stage of the process by clicking here.
Our writing center drop-in center is closed for the summer and will reopen on 9/13 for the following hours:
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
Writing Center Director and Assistant Professor
Brandel Library, Room 123
Faculty drop-in hours: Tues, Wed, and Thurs 12:00–1:00 pm
Writing Center Assistant Director and Lecturer
Brandel Library, Room 114
Writing Center Physical Address
Brandel Library 123
N Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Learn more about remote drop-ins and course conferencing.
Cover art by Michael “Tall Mike” Sullivan
Feather Bricks, the School of Restorative Arts’ newsletter, is a collaboration between inside Writing Advisors housed at Stateville Correctional Center who are MA candidates in Christian Ministry at North Park Theological Seminary and outside undergraduate Writing Advisors from North Park’s Chicago campus. Special thanks to co-editor and inside WA Ro’Derick Zavala for everything, outside WAs Darby Agovino, Belinda Banh, Ameerah Brown, Mira Cechova, Sarah Fitzmaurice, Ellie Mae, and Assistant Director Jenny Ingersoll for layout and design, Stateville GED teacher Ms. McGrath for copyediting, triple extra-special thanks to Vickie Reddy for her unwavering attention to detail with printing and distribution, and much appreciation to North Park Theological Seminary’s School of Restorative Arts for providing a space for students to project their voices. Read past issues here: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4
“New Beginnings: A Dual Campus Writing Center” by Darby Agovino
Alumni Writing Advisor Darby Agovino reflects on her experience working at North Park’s dual-campus Writing Center, staffed by and serving both inside and outside students at Chicago’s North Park campus and Crest Hill, Illinois’ Stateville Correctional Center campus.
Meet our Writing Advisors and Staff!
To serve you, the Writing Center has a community of over 85 undergraduate Writing Advisors, professional writing coaches, and graduate Writing Advisors across our North Park Chicago and Stateville Correctional Center campuses.