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Visiting Writers

Writers in Camden

MFA students will meet and study with an accomplished group of Visitors in Residence. These writers, agents and editors will both read and conduct workshops.  Visitors include Stephen Dunn, Jennifer Egan, Gary Sheyngart and many others. Click the links below to view the previous visiting writers series:

Our annual writers’ conferences have made Rutgers-Camden the epicenter of the Delaware Valley literary community.

For twenty years, nationally-known novelists, memoirists, poets, agents and editors have joined Rutgers-Camden students for an intensive summer program of workshops and readings. For MFA students who wish to study during the summer, the conference offers a unique opportunity to meet prominent writers and publishers in the classroom, over coffee, and at readings.

MFA students can participate in the Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference twice for credit toward their degree.

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