This September, the Writers House will sponsor two Cooper Street Writing Workshops:

Rutgers–Camden alumna and associate editor of New Jersey Monthly, Shelby Vittek will be the instructor for “Writing New Jersey,” a workshop that will take place over the course of three Saturday afternoons.  In this non-fiction writing workshop, participants will read and write about the Garden State’s history, traditions, and current issues.  Registration is required, and the workshop cost is $200.  The event dates are September 16, 23, and 30, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Writers House.

“The Hero’s Journey,” a workshop intended for participants in grades 6-12, will also be offered in September and October.  Lauren Holguin. a fourth grade ELA teacher at the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, and Ken O’Kane, a Rutgers–Camden alumnus and teacher at Camden Prep Middle School, will be the instructors.  This workshop will examine the stories of heroes, ranging from Hercules to Katniss Everdeen, and students will write their own short stories.  Students will have the opportunity for their work to appear in a local literary magazine.  Registration is required.  The workshop cost is $250, but free for Camden residents.  The event dates are September 16, 23, and 30; and October 7, 14, and 28; from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Writers House.