Get Away to Write - Scotland

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aug 8 - Aug 15, 2013


TUITION / COST:Only $1,295 U.S.! Single room packages available for $300, Optional excursions for $163. "Early Bard" and "re-PETER" Discounts available.
Scholarships available for some of our programs. See website for details:

PHONE: 609-823-5076 or 888-887-2105

August 8-15, 2013

WRITE IN SCOTLAND. Using the vibrant university city of Dundee as our home base, join us for a week of writing and exploring this beautiful country. We'll go beyond the typical tourist path and get to know the real Scotland.

Led by Peter Murphy, this budget friendly writing retreat will capitalize on his years of experience helping writers transform. His retreats, called Writing Getaways, are designed based on his belief that when writers leave behind the distractions of their busy lives to gather in an encouraging community, they will make breakthroughs in their art.

Peter's unique assignments and insightful feedback have helped thousands of writers find voice and direction. He will challenge you to stretch your imagination as you explore personal archetypes, history and your foreign surroundings to write new material that will surprise and please you.

Immerse yourself in the landscape that has inspired classic authors like Sir Walter Scott, poets like Carol Ann Duffy, the U.K.'s poet laureate, and modern storytellers like Alexander McCall-Smith, Ian Rankin, and J.K. Rowling. You will have the opportunity to venture to remote castles, fishing villages, the Highlands and the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

If you relish the idea of uninterrupted writing time, supportive workshops and getting to know the real Scotland, learn more and register today:

"I think you, Peter, are one of the best writing teachers around, certainly the best I've ever had, the proliferation of MFA programs notwithstanding. You create a space where writers can REALLY GROW, and my manuscript and I are very happy to have been in it for a week." ~ Kate, New York, NY


Featured Writers Include:

Peter E. Murphy, the author of two books, Stubborn Child and Thorough & Efficient, has taught writing classes and workshops for more than 30 years. He runs the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom

Murphy Writing Seminars

Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing with a challenging and supportive Writing Getaway. Join us at a retreat in the US or abroad, and take advantage of uninterrupted writing time, insightful feedback, good meals and good company. Upcoming workshops: April 26-28, 2013: Ocean View Poetry Getaway, June 23-27: Live Free And Write, Aug. 8-15: Get Away to Write - Scotland, Nov. 2-3: Quickie Poetry Getaway, Jan. 17-20, 2014: Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Aug. 15-21, 2014: Get Away to Write - Dylan Thomas’s Wales. Visit to learn how you can Get Away to Write.

"The Getaway was exactly what I needed to recharge as a writer and start the year off on the right foot. From the supportive community to the hotel’s friendly atmosphere, I left feeling inspired. Now I can't wait to get back to work on the many projects I've lined up for myself. I only wish the Getaway could last all year!" ~ Cate, Pittsburgh, PA