The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association is proud to open the doors to our new center for writers of all ages, honoring Camden’s own Nick Virgilio, world renowned haiku poet. The Writers House will serve as a community space and provide educational programs to support literacy, creative writing, and self-expression through the writing of haiku and other verse forms.
For over a decade, the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association has been searching for a permanent space to continuously offer educational programs, host events, and nurture poets of all ages and backgrounds. After nearly eight years of development, the Nick Virgilio Writers House is open to the public.
Writing workshops for children and adults, focusing on haiku and other poetry
Readings and lectures
Film screenings and panel discussions
More programming information will be updated soon!
1801 Broad Street, at Broadway and Ferry Avenue adjacent to Sacred Heart Church.
Some street parking is available along Broadway, Ferry Avenue, and Jasper Avenue.
Additional parking is available at 1645 Ferry Avenue (Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority Building), two blocks from the Writers House.
After the Grand Opening on April 29, the Writers House will be open for a variety of monthly programs.
Please visit our Facebook page or Calendar page to receive the latest programming updates when they are available.
The Renovation of the Nick Virgilio Writers House
The future Writers House, located at 1801 Broadway, had been vacant and boarded up since the 1970s. In 2010, the Heart of Camden, with the urging of Monsignor Michael Doyle of Sacred Heart Church, acquired the property with the intention of transforming it into the Nick Virgilio Writers House. As seen in the gallery below, plenty of work and fundraising was required to get the building into a functional condition. The renovated Writers House has interior areas for writing, presentations, and a small kitchen. The yard of the building has been transformed into a relaxing garden area filled with a variety of plants and a fountain to inspire visitors.
Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters
The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Writers House. Their contributions have made this community space possible.