Writers At Newark Reading Series

The Rutgers University - Newark MFA Creative Writing Program is interested in the real world experience our students bring to the classroom, as well as to creative exchange beyond the university campus. Our most visible bridge to the University and to Newark is The Writers at Newark Reading Series, which brings nationally prominent writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to campus. The Reading Series provides the opportunity for a diverse audience of students, faculty, staff and the public to hear and interact with these writers in an intimate and dynamic setting. It is also the centerpiece for our community outreach programs, such as our Writers at Newark Mentors Program, where the Rutgers University - Newark Chancellor's Office and the MFA Program partners with local Newark high schools. For more information on our community outreach, please contact us at (973) 353-1107 or at rnmfa@newark.rutgers.edu



Writers @ Newark Reading Series has moved into our new space in the legendary Hahnes & Co. building, located at 50 Halsey Street!  (The Rutgers section of the building is referred to as “Express Newark”.)

We will be in the lecture hall, room 213.  Enter the Hahnes Building though the grand court entrance (Halsey St.).  After a short hallway, you’ll enter the grand court.  There is an elevator to your left – take this to the 2nd floor.  Once out of the elevator, step into the grand court area, and to your left is Express Newark, the Rutgers section of the building. (security may or may not ask for ID – just let them know that you are there for the reading.)  Enter the Rutgers reception area in the left corner & you will be directed to Room 213.