The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College has approved our proposal for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Local Arts Program. This will allow us to offer our beloved High School Writers Conference in fall 2024!

If you’re a high school student who loves writing poetry, arguing politics, or composing epic threads on Twitter, this annual conference is for you. If you’ve dreamed about journalism, law, nursing, or working for your city, and want to know how people in those professions use writing every day, this conference is also for you. 

Our keynote speaker will present an opening talk that will inspire you in your writing. Then choose from sessions on poetry and performance, legal storytelling, science communication, news reporting, and more. 

The first Rutgers-Camden High School Writers Conference was held April 13, 2018. This program is presented by the Writers House and the Office of Civic Engagement, Rutgers University-Camden. 


Recent Speakers and Facilitators 

Keynote Speaker: Randy Ribay
Journalism: Cherri Gregg
Memoir: Davon Loeb
Comics: Alli Katz
Poetry: Wes Matthews
Legal Storytelling: Ruth Anne Robbins
Science Writing: Dani Leviss
Songwriting: Bryan Williams
Game Storytelling: Roy Graham 
Campaign Communications: Gabriella Morrone



For teachers 

Want to bring an entire class? Want more information about this year’s program? Contact us at

Admission Information


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NJSCA logoMade possible by funds from the Camden County
Cultural and Heritage Commission, a partner of the
New Jersey State Council on the Arts.