Rutgers Camden MFA in Creative Writing

The Rutgers Camden MFA in Creative Writing is a multidisciplinary degree program. Students concentra

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Wednesday! Rutgers-Camden MFA alumni Shawn R. Jones and Davon Loeb kick off our Writers in Camden series with readings from their beautiful books, which will also be for sale. 6pm, Campus Center Multipurpose Room. Register here:

MFA Program Information Session: October 17 – Writers House 10/10/2023

Thinking about applying to the MFA Program at Rutgers-Camden? Join us next week for our first information session of the year, Tuesday 10/17, 12-1pm EST on Zoom. We'll be taking questions live! Register here:

MFA Program Information Session: October 17 – Writers House MFA Program Information Session: October 17 Join the faculty, staff, and students of the Rutgers-Camden MFA program for a virtual meet and greet and info session. Get application tips and learn about degree requirements, opportunities during the program, and what it’s really like to be a student a...


See you at the Writers House for the next installment of the MFA Org's Local & Visiting Writers Series, where Caleb Johnson will give a talk on "Telling Fact from Fiction: Using Autobiography and Research in the Novel." October 10, free period (12:45), Writers House first floor.


We're extra excited about the upcoming Personal Velocity Reading Series, organized by alum Katie Bennett and featuring alum Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo. Sep. 30, 7:30, The Head & The Hand Books. See you there!


Hey, Philly friends! Revel with friend-of-the-MFA Dee Matthews at the next Spit Poetry reading, co-hosted by current student Lauren Holguin + alum Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo. Tomorrow, Saturday 9/23, 8pm, Upstairs Abyssinia


Interested in applying for Fall 2024 admission? Want to know what being a student in the Rutgers-Camden MFA is really like? Join faculty, staff, and current students for a virtual information session on Oct. 17, 12-1 EST or Nov. 14, 6-7 EST. More info here:


Excited to welcome Sam Heaps to the Writers House as part of the MFA Org's Local & Visiting Writers Series! Sam will present "Chemical Bonding," which will examine how to harness contradiction to propel story, compel readers, and add meaning and purpose to a narrative. September 26, free period (12:45), Writers House.
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Attention greater NYC: Juliana Roth '18, 2022-23 Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow at The Center for Fiction, will be leading a discussion on PAST LIVES tomorrow at the Rivertown Film Society. Tix available here:

Students – Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 09/11/2023

Introducing the Rutgers-Camden MFA Class of 2025! Check out their bios here and join us in welcoming them to campus.

Students – Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Students Meet our first-year students. More student bios coming soon! Tyler Fleser (he/him) is a fiction writer from West Michigan who now calls South Philly his home. His fiction is heavily focused on place, loss, isolation, and the absurd. He holds a Masters of Arts in English from Texas Tech Univ...


Over the moon for Anise Vance '14, whose debut novel came out this week. HUSH HARBOR was longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, received a starred review in Library Journal, and was named a "Most Anticipated" book by The Rumpus. Available now:


The MFA Program is excited to welcome 7 new first-year students today. Happy first day of school, Rutgers University—Camden!

Cooper Street: Jump-Start Your Fiction 10/11/2022

Stubbornly blank page? Yep, we've got a workshop for that. This Saturday, let veteran workshop leader Stephanie Manuzak guide you through a range of approaches to giving your fiction life, whether flash, epic, or in between. Register now.

Cooper Street: Jump-Start Your Fiction This generative workshop will help fiction writers generate character, plot, and story ideas.

Timeline photos 10/03/2022

MFA-curious? Join faculty and staff of the RUC MFA for a meet & greet and info session on 11/3. Learn more about how to prepare your application and what it's like to be a grad student at Rutgers.

Timeline photos 09/28/2022

Announcement about tonight's Writers in Camden reading with Krys Malcolm Belc: because of an issue with our bookseller's POS system, book sales tonight will be **CASH ONLY**. We're sorry for the inconvenience.


Congrats to MFA alum Isaac Blum, whose THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF HOODIE ROSEN has been long listed for the National Book Award!

Timeline photos 09/08/2022

The semester is back and so is Cooper Street! Students and Camden community members can register for workshops led by professional writers at a fraction of the regular rate. Coming up quick: Writing About Your Immigrant Experience on 9/17.

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