Our Mission 

With a front door on historic Cooper Street, the Writers House provides a welcoming space for the campus and community to celebrate writing across diverse disciplines, communities, and media.  

The Writers House is home to the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; to Story Quarterly, the English department’s literary magazine; and the Writing and Design Lab, a center for academic and digital literacy.

Writers House programming is always open to both the Rutgers community and the general public: our NEA-supported reading series Writers in Camden, Cooper Street Workshops, and our unique menu of interdisciplinary programs unite artists, scholars, students and citizens around the power of the written word. 


During Summer semester 2018, the Writers House is open to the public from 9 am – 4 pm weekdays, and on weekends when programming is taking place. Enter through the rear door on the corner of N. 3rd and Lawrence Streets – there is no need to swipe or ring the bell during the above hours.