Rutgers-Newark Community Writing Center Workshops

Fall 2017 & Winter 2018 Workshops

Community Writing Center workshops will provide hands-on skills in writing for professional purposes, personal expression, academics, and civic engagement. Come with an idea or problem, leave with something you’ve written!

The Community Writing Center supports creative expression, information literacy, fluency in academic and professional discourses, 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 seeks to build community, one word at a time.

Last Saturday of each month, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
No registration required.

First Floor Café
Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark

Self-Reflection and Memoir
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Use events and reflections from your own life to write a short memoir or start on a longer project.

The Art of Poetry
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tap into your inner poet as you learn several different forms of poetry.

Blogging Your Expertise
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Share your personal expertise through a blog of your own creation.

Effective Dialogue
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Give life to your short stories or novel through this workshop on writing effective and believable dialogue.

Writing from Photographs
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Use photographs to explore concepts of analysis, voice, and style.

For more information, contact the Library at 973-733-7784

For more information about the Rutgers University-Newark Community Writing Center, click here or contact Marne Benson, Writing Center Manager at 973-353-5849 or