MFA students and graphic designers work together to create digital literature
MFA Reading Series, 2012-2013
The Writers at Camden Series this year promises to be an exciting one, with readings by Karen Russell, Tom Perrotta, and many others. Check the “Visiting Writers” link for more details. The readings, which are free and open to the public, provide a great opportunity to meet our current MFA students and faculty.
The Rutgers-Camden MFA Student Reading Series is held once per month on Wednesdays at 7pm. Students share their poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and screenplay, then guests are welcome to join the readers at the Victor Pub for food and drinks afterward.
StoryQuarterly 46 Forthcoming
StoryQuarterly 46 will be published in January and features writing by Colm Toibin, Mark Doty, and others, including the winner of the second annual Fiction Contest, judged by Amy Hempel.
Rutgers-Camden at AWP
Rutgers-Camden students and staff will attend the AWP conference in Boston. Visit our table to learn more about who we are and what we do.
MFA Students in Camden Classrooms
A new course called “Teaching Creative Writing to Urban Youth” allows MFA students to get credit for going into elementary and high school classes in Camden. The class is part of Rutgers-Camden’s outreach efforts, and will feature guest speakers who are experts in creative writing for youth. The students will also organize a teen creative writing festival featuring workshops, contests, and performance opportunities.
Creative Nonfiction at Rutgers-Camden
Rutgers-Camden offers an unusual array of courses in the genre of creative nonfiction. Our students can study memoir, literary journalism and the lyrical essay, as well as taking craft courses such as “Truth and Lies: Autobiographical Fiction and Fictional Autobiography.” Visiting writers to campus have included some of the most celebrated writers of the form: Kathryn Harrison, David Shields, Robin Hemley, Peter Trachtenberg, Phillip Lopate and Tobias Wolff, among others. Our students are beginning to amass publications in this area, in both literary magazines and publications like GQ: see “student publications” for details.