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The Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference features afternoon readings by both conference faculty and conference participants.

All readings are from 1:00-2:00pm in the Stedman Art Gallery and are free and open to the public. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to join us!

Tuesday, June 24

Kathleen Graber is the author of two collections of poetry, Correspondence and The Eternal City, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. 

Timothy Schaffert is the author of five novels, The Swan Gondola, The Coffin of Little Hope, Devils in the Sugar Shop, The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God, and The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters. 

Wednesday, June 25

Rigoberto González is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose; his most recent title is the poetry volume Unpeopled Eden.

Marco Roth is an editor and co-founder of n+1 Magazine

Thursday, June 26

Michael Dickman is the author of two collections of poetry, The End of the West and Flies. He also wrote half a book of plays, 50 American Plays

Ru Freeman is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane.

Friday, June 27

Sam Apple is the author of two works of creative nonfiction, American Parent and Schlepping Through the Alps, which was a finalist for the PEN America award for a first work of nonfiction. 

J.T. Barbarese is the author of five collections of poetry, Sweet Spot, The Black Beach, A Very Small World, New Science, and Under the Blue Moon. He has also published a translation of The Children of Hercules. 

Monday, June 30

Owen King is the author of three novels Double Feature, which was named an Editor’s Choice by The New York Times Book Review, Who Can Save Us Now?, and We’re All in This Together.  

Patrick Rosal is the author of Boneshepherds, named one of the best small-press books of 2011 by the National Book Critics Circle, My American Kundiman, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive. He is also a founding and contributing editor of Some Call it Ballin’ – a literary sports quarterly. 

Tuesday, July 1

Robin Black is the author of the short story collection, If I loved you, I would tell you this, which was a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. Her novel, Life Drawing, is forthcoming in July 2014.

Peter Trachtenberg is the author of three works of non-fiction, Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons, which was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, 7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh, and The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning, winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. 

Wednesday, July 2

Conference Participants TBA