The Writers House will open its 2023-2024 Writers in Camden Series on Wednesday, October 18, with readings by alumni Davon Loeb and Shawn R. Jones

This free event runs from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. 

About Davon Loeb

Davon Loeb is the author of the memoir The In-Betweens (West Virginia University Press, 2023). He earned an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers-Camden University. Davon is an assistant features editor at The Rumpus. His work is featured at The RumpusCatapultPloughshares Blog, PANK MagazineCreative Nonfiction, University of Nebraska Press, and elsewhere. Besides writing, Davon is a high school English teacher, husband, and father living in New Jersey. He can be reached at and on Twitter at @LoebDavon. 

About Shawn R. Jones

Shawn R. Jones was born in Hartford, Connecticut and grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Womb Rain and A Hole to Breathe. Her work has appeared in Tri-QuarterlyNew Ohio ReviewRiver Heron Review, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her poetry collection, Date of Birth, won the 2022 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry and is out from Persea Books in 2023. Shawn is the co-owner of Tailored Tutoring LLC and Kumbaya Academy, Inc., a dance instructor at Halliday Dance, and a member of  the Langston Hughes Society and the poetry performance troupe, No River Twice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an MFA from Rutgers-Camden. When she is not writing, dancing, or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and her lucky pit bull, Ross.