Due to the closure of the Newark Public Library, our collaborator in offering weekly writing workshops to the Newark community, all Wednesday evening writing workshops are suspended until further notice. We plan to reschedule these workshops when the public health crisis has passed and look forward to writing with all of you again soon.

Stay safe!


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

January 15, 2020
Writing Flash Fiction

January 22, 2020
Writing Song Lyrics

January 29, 2020
Journaling for Inspiration

February 5, 2020

February 12, 2020
Freeing Yourself from Writing Rules

February 19, 2020
Plotting Your Novel

February 26, 2020
Writing Letters You'll Never Send

March 4, 2020
Literature through Plot

March 11, 2020
Point of View in Fiction

March 18, 2020
Writing Fantasy Fiction - postponed until further notice

March 25, 2020
Writing an Effective Apology - postponed until further notice

April 1, 2020
Writing about Personal Experiences - postponed until further notice

April 8, 2020
Finding Your Distinctive Voice - postponed until further notice

April 15, 2020
Writing through Trauma - postponed until further notice

April 22, 2020
Writing Personal Statements - postponed until further notice

April 29, 2020
Getting Your Work Published - postponed until further notice

May 6, 2020
Immigrant and First Generation Writing - postponed until further notice

May 13, 2020
Writing Your Novel - postponed until further notice

May 20, 2020
Writing for Social Media - postponed until further notice

May 27, 2020
Writing Your Blog - postponed until further notice