is The College of New Jersey's creative writing organization.


INK organizes and hosts various events on-campus in order to provide the TCNJ writing community with opportunities to share their original work and also experience the talents of acclaimed authors and poets.

Our complete 2014-2015 season will be posted early in the Fall semester.

About INK’s Standard Events

The Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series is organized and sponsored by students enrolled in Catie Rosemurgy’s Writing Communities course. These students publicize and coordinate two readings on campus featuring acclaimed poets and authors, and also decide on candidates for the following year’s Series. INK assists with additional publicity and occasionally additional funding for these events.

The Master Series

INK’s Master Series takes place in the spring semester—it features a poet or author with a large body of work, several awards and honors, and/or an educational background who not only reads some of their own work but also gives a talk on their understanding of their craft. This event is meant to inspire and enrich the writers in TCNJ’s writing community while also exposing readers to big names in fiction and poetry.

The Student Reading Series

The Student Reading Series is a much-loved event in the INK community. Three to five students selected from a pool of applicants read their own original work for an audience of peers, professors, and family members in a formal setting. Interested in applying? Shoot an e-mail to asking about applications and deadlines.

The Goods

The Goods is INK’s semesterly celebration of the arts—it’s a day-long event (noon until 8pm) featuring student performers of all kinds. Writers, musicians, vocalists, actors, dancers, jugglers, performances at The Goods have been diverse in the past and though the majority do tend to be readings of original work, we welcome variety! At the end of the night our headlining poet or author takes the stage and reads their own work while also answering audience questions. Interested in applying to perform at The Goods? Shoot an e-mail to asking about applications and deadlines.

Holiday Coffeehouses

Our coffeehouses are informal get-togethers where writers and friends can enjoy an evening of coffee and snacks while reading original work and favorites by other poets and authors. These events are themed and held throughout the year for various holidays, though the themes are by no means strictly enforced. Whether you’re raring to step up to the mic or you just want to listen to the readings of your peers and friends, you’ll feel absolutely at home at an INK coffeehouse!