The Writers House will host the first Writers in Camden event of the Spring 2024 semester on Monday, January 29, 2024. Rutgers–Camden MFA alumni Isaac Blum and Anise Vance will read from their work.

Isaac Blum (he/him) is an author and educator. His debut novel, The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, won the William C. Morris Award, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. He’s taught English at several colleges and universities, and at Orthodox Jewish and public schools. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia where he watches sports and reads books that make him laugh while showing him something true about the world. You can visit Isaac online at and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @isaacblum_

Anise Vance is a writer from the African and Iranian diasporas. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Camden. As a Mitchell Scholar, he received an MPhil in Geography from Queen’s University Belfast. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children.

Free admission. Registration encouraged. 

Date & Time
January 29, 2024
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Campus Center
Multipurpose Room
326 Penn St.
Camden, NJ

Sienna Zeilinger