Writing Center


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 (WA’s) 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.

interested in Becoming a Writing Advisor? CLICK HERE


Regular Fall 2019 drop-in hours run through Finals Week (December 9-12).

Monday – Thursday:
10:00 am – Noon
1:00 to 5:00 pm
6:00 to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
4:00 to 8:00 pm

Graduate drop-in conferences with a professional coach take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-10:00 pm. Distance conferencing is available for SPS and graduate students. Click the button for details.

Graduate Conferencing


Melissa Pavlik
Writing Center Director and Assistant Professor
Brandel Library, Room 123
(773) 244-4918

Jenny Ingersoll
Writing Center Assistant Director and Lecturer
Brandel Library, Room 114
(773) 244-5786


Find us on the first floor of Brandel Library.

Brandel Library 123
N Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60625


Learn how the Writing Center can help you, and what we do to help our community both within North Park University and beyond.


Find resources for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and anyone looking for writing and learning tools.

What’s New in the Writing Center?

New Writing Advisor Bios!

New bios posted outside the Writing Center feature our advisors’ majors, areas of expertise, and photos so you can find the perfect WA for you. Look for bios on the website coming soon! Interested in becoming a WA? Click the below button.

Learn More

Enter the “Crosstalk” Writing Contest

Did you know that the Writing Center has two campuses, one in Brandel library and another in Stateville Prison? To promote crosstalk and community between our campuses, we’re holding a writing contest to be judged by both “inside” and “outside” WA’s! We’re soliciting fiction, non-fiction, and dramatic writing less than 2,000 words or poetry of 5 pages or less by Thursday, October 31. See the Writing Center for details.