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One Wednesday a month, Writers in Camden, the Rutgers-Camden signature reading series, invites nationally acclaimed novelists, poets, and essayists to campus for a reading and discussion. In recent years, we’ve welcomed Gary Shteyngart, Jennifer Egan, Tracy K. Smith, Tom Perrotta, Brenda Shaugnessy, Justin Torres, and dozens of other nationally renowned artists.  


Writers in Camden also offers afternoon writing workshops with our visitors and publishing panels featuring editors, agents, publishers, and publicists.


All Writers in Camden events, including workshops, are free and open to the public. Readings are followed by a Q&A session and reception with the authors.


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Visiting writers at Rutgers–Camden have included:

Charles Baxter
Jill Bialosky
David Bradley
Lucie Brock-Broido
Billy Collins
Moira Crone
Jim Daniels 
W. S. DiPiero
E. L. Doctorow
Andre Dubus III
Stephen Dunn

Cornelius Eady
Lynn Emanuel
Percival Everett
Nick Flynn
Mary Gaitskill
Deborah Garrison
David Gates
Denise Gess
Adam Gopnick
Kathryn Harrison
Terrance Hayes

Edward Hirsch
Tony Hoagland
Gish Jen
Rodger Kamenetz
Karen Karbo 
Owen King
Jonathan Lethem
Sharon Olds
Molly Peacock
Robert Pinsky
Padgett Powell

Richard Russo
Gerald Stern
Elizabeth Strout
Danielle Trussoni
Sidney Wade 
Jennifer Weiner
John Edgar Wideman
James Wilcox
Mark Winegardner
Tobias Wolff
Meg Wolitzer