About the Writing Center

Welcome! The University of Iowa Writing Center was started by Carrie Stanley in 1934, making it one of the first writing centers in the United States.  The Center has a long-standing tradition of one-to-one instruction in rhetorical and communication skills. An understanding of how discourse, whether of writing, speaking, reading, or listening, is both purpose- and audience-driven has been a hallmark of the Writing Center and its host department, Rhetoric. We are located in room 110 of the English-Philosophy Building, by the Iowa River.

Follow the links above for information about how to use our services (FAQs), to read bios of the tutors, to learn about our history, or to browse issues of our publication, Voices from the Writing Center.


Spring 2013 Writing Center Staff