Our Mission 

The Writers House at Rutgers University-Camden cultivates and celebrates the writing arts. With a front door on historic Cooper Street, the Writers House is a welcoming space for the campus and the greater community to study, practice, and promote the diverse literary and civic aims of writers. 

The Writers House is home to the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; to Story Quarterly, the English department’s literary magazine, and Cooper Street, its student-run online journal. On the third floor, you’ll find the Writing and Design Lab, a center for academic and digital literacy.

Writers House programming goes year-round, and is always open to both students and the public: programs such as Writers in Camden, an NEA-supported reading series, the annual Summer Writers’ Conference, and the Cooper Street Writers Workshops, unite artists and scholars, students and citizens, around the power of the written word.