Community Writing Center

Ever wanted to write your own memoir? Is there a poem inside of you waiting to come out? Need help on your college application essay? Would you like to learn how to speak publicly and stop those knees from shaking? Draft business correspondence?

In November, 2016, Rutgers University–Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced the opening of the Rutgers University-Newark Community Writing Center to support Newark residents in accomplishing these creative and professional goals and much more.

The mission of the Center is to support creative expression, information literacy, fluency in academic and professional discourse, and community engagement in civic affairs through the craft of writing. Founded on the belief that writing is socially transformative and affords possibilities for self and social reflection, growth, and mobility, the Center will provide Newark residents with access to hands-on workshops run by professional writers.


Workshops will be held in the Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, from 5:30 to 7:30pm every Wednesday evening. Workshops will be held in the first floor cafe of the library and will provide instruction in writing for professional purposes, personal expression, academics, and civic engagement. All workshops are hands-on, so you will leave with a written piece!

Please visit our Facebook page: RU-N Community Writing Center

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -  Writing Professional Emails and Letters

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - The Art of Blogging

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - How to Write Flash Fiction

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Writing With and About Music

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Writing Character Through Poetry

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Mystery Writing

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Crafting Cover Letters and Resumes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Memoir: Writing Your Story

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Romance Writing

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Writing Your Resume