The Honors College and Writers in Camden Present: Victor LaValle

November 7, 6:30 pm – Multi Purpose Room, Campus Center 

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels, The EcstaticBig MachineThe Devil in Silver, and The Changeling and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons andThe Ballad of Black Tom. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle’s DESTROYER.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens.

He was raised in Queens, New York. He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife and kids. He teaches at Columbia University.


Writers in Camden and LGBTQIA+ History Month Present: Melissa Febos

October 17, 2018

Melissa Febos, presents an afternoon workshop and evening reading at Rutgers. \

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, and an Indie Next Pick. Her second essay collection, Girlhood (Bloomsbury), will be published in 2019. Her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The Believer, The New York Times, Vogue, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and prizes from places including LAMBDA Literary, The MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation, The BAU Institute, Ragdale, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. An Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University, she serves on the Board of Directors for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and lives in Brooklyn.



Workshop, 3 pm, Writers House (305 Cooper Street): 

Submit your fiction or nonfiction to a workshop with Melissa Febos on October 17 from 3 – 4:30 pm. 3 manuscripts of 10 pages or fewer will be selected; all are welcome to read the workshop samples and attend. 

Submit here by October 8. 

Reading, 7 pm, Campus Center (Conference Room West ABC)


The Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers Reads, and Writers in Camden Present: Colson Whitehead

September 26, 7 pm – Walter K. Gordon Theater

Colson Whitehead is the author of The Underground Railroad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller. He is also the author of five other novels and two works of nonfiction. Whitehead has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Whiting Writers Award, among many other honors. 

Members of the public and the Rutgers community may RSVP for Colson’s evening reading and lecture. 


Rutgers–Camden students, see the Rutgers Reads page at the Office of New Student Programs to learn more about events specifically for the Rutgers community.