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.  

Writers House programming is always open to both the Rutgers community and the general public: our annual 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. 

The Writers House is also home to the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and to Story Quarterly, the English department’s literary magazine.  

Visit Us

Enter through the rear door on the corner of N. 3rd and Lawrence Streets. While the building is unlocked, there is no need to swipe a card or ring the bell. If the building is locked and you have a Rutgers ID, please swipe to enter. If you are a community guest and are taking part in a program, the door will be open for that program.


Our rear entrance has eight steps up to the back porch. Staff can operate the chair lift when needed. If you are planning a visit to the Writers House and require the use of the lift at a time when staff are not present, you may call the RUPD dispatch office for access (856) 225 6009. The first floor of the Writers House is fully accessible; the second and third floors are not. 

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