• Chinelo Okparantu
  • Justin Torres-Writers in Camden Series
  • Karen Russell
  • Ross Gay
  • Ginal Apostol - Rutgers Writers in Camden Series
  • Teddy Wayne-Writers in Camden Series
  • Meghan Daum   
  • Terrance Hayes
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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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Past Visiting Writers at Rutgers–Camden

  • 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