Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Galloway, New Jersey, United States

Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015


TUITION / COST:"Early Bard," and "re-PETER" Discounts available. See website for details:
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PHONE: 609-823-5076 or 888-887-2105

January 16-19, 2015 - Near Atlantic City, New Jersey

WISH YOU HAD MORE TIME TO WRITE? Treat yourself to a writing getaway to advance your craft and energize your writing. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from 15 workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and memoir. Scholarships available. Register by November 20 and save $25.

"This conference is a gift. It permits a writer to take risks without concern for impressing or competing. It gave me the space to imagine and experiment. This is a community that is generous and encouraging while also being honest. A great relief." ~ Amy S., Blue Bell, PA, Winter Getaway Participant


Featured Writers Include:

Stephen Dunn, Tony Hoagland and more. Past workshop leaders include Julianna Baggott, Christian Bauman, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Mark Doty, Kathleen Graber, Dorianne Laux, Laura McCullough, Carol Plum-Ucci, James Richardson, Mimi Schwartz, Patricia Smith, Terese Svoboda. Directed by Peter E. Murphy. See for this year’s faculty list and bios.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


Stockton Seaview Hotel
(Near Atlantic City)
New Jersey, United States

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