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On a sunny day in Camden, you can: catch a ballgame, see a concert (jazz, hip hop, classical, rock), grab a burger on the patio of the Victor Pub, relax in the Camden children's garden, pet a dogfish shark at the aquarium, tour America's most decorated battleship, or stroll across the Ben Franklin Bridge to Philadelphia, where even more adventure awaits...

Camden, New Jersey is the center of the Delaware Valley: home to colleges and universities, courthouses and concert halls, a world-class aquarium and a minor league baseball team. But dig under the surface of the city and you’ll find the story of American industry – Campbell’s Soup thrived here, as did RCA Victor, the New York Shipbuilding Company, and countless other manufacturing concerns. Their legacy lives in Camden’s cityscape and architecture.

This reviving city was a fascinating place for writers when Walt Whitman lived here; perhaps, today, it’s even more so.

Camden is also a single subway stop from Philadelphia, which offers everything a writer could want in a city – independent bookstores, first rate museums, major universities, arts, cultural events, festivals, and great restaurants – but still manages to be the least expensive city on the Northeast corridor. This is a city where a writer can happily afford to write. Or, if you prefer, live in a lively, affordable town in South Jersey like Collingswood or Haddonfield –also ten to fifteen minutes by train or car from campus.