Arts and Culture

Summer Writers’ Conference Features Free Public Reading Series

Summer Writers’ Conference Features Free Public Reading Series

A virtual who’s who of critically acclaimed authors will read from their works during the 29th Annual Rutgers University–Camden Summer Writers’ Conference, to be held from June 23 to July 2.

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Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts to Host Big Read

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts to Host Big Read

The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has been named a grantee of The Big Read. Participating for the fifth year, the center is one of only three organizations from New Jersey to be selected for the upcoming year, and one of only 77 organizations to earn the nod nationwide.

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Growing Passion: Finding Purpose in Environmental Art

Growing Passion: Finding Purpose in Environmental Art

Scraps of food left on a cafeteria tray. Trash strewn alongside a city street. A wind-tossed plastic bag, hanging precariously on a tree limb. For Victoria Widener, it’s more than just garbage. Rather, for the graduating Rutgers University–Camden senior, each instance presents an opportunity to create art addressing urgent environmental issues. Simply put, says Widener, […]

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Conference Focused on Women and Gender in Science Fiction

Conference Focused on Women and Gender in Science Fiction

Rutgers University–Camden will host an interdisciplinary conference, “Buffy to Batgirl: Women and Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3.

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Get Rid of National Poetry Month, Says Rutgers Scholar and Poet

Get Rid of National Poetry Month, Says Rutgers Scholar and Poet

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, we check in with J.T. Barbarese, an associate professor of English at Rutgers University–Camden. Barbarese knows a thing or two about poetry, having published five books of poems, including his most recent, Sweet Spot. His poems and translations have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Boulevard, Poetry, The […]