Opening in 2017-18
The time is near for the long anticipated opening of the Nick Virgilio Writer's House to open in Camden, NJ in late 2017 or early 2018.
One of the goals of the Writer's House is to create a series of writing workshops for children and adults to be at the new building– The Committee will identify existing writing workshops that can be replicated at the Writers House. The children’s workshops will be based on curriculum develop that would address teacher educational mandates within New Jersey State Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. The curriculum with be the basis for hosting student field trips and the eventual in-school programming. For adults, prioritize targets groups (i.e. advanced creative writing, beginners, or ESL) and host two workshops in 2017 and four in 2018. This may also be considered under the speaker events if an established poet or professor offered a workshop.
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Several years ago the Heart of Camden, with the urging of Monsignor Michael Doyle of Sacred Heart Church, acquired the vacant property on the corner of Broadway and Jasper with the intention of transforming it into the Nick Virgilio Writers House. As the construction of the Writers House nears completion, the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association is preparing for a new chapter in its organizational history.
NICK VIRGILIO WRITER'S HOUSE
Camden, NJ 08104
Below is a series of photos documenting the construction of the Writer's House during the summer of 2016 (click to see full size images and captions).