Get Away to Write - Scotland

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aug 1 - Aug 9, 2019


Scholarships available for some of our programs. See website for details.

PHONE: 609-626-3594

August 1-9, 2019, Scotland

10th Annual International Writing Retreat

WRITE IN SCOTLAND. Join us in the vibrant university city of Dundee to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, readings by local writers and excursions to Edinburgh, the coast and more.

Peter is simply one of the finest writing teachers I have ever encountered. His craft talks were inventive, astute and insightful. His imaginative prompts often inspired startlingly fresh and innovative writing. In short, Peter empowers his students to write, while offering instruction and feedback that allows them to make leaps and bounds in their writing. ~ Patty Paine, Founding editor of Diode Poetry Journal

This program is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.


Featured Writers Include:

Peter E. Murphy, the author of 10 books, 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. Additional faculty: Christine E. Salvatore and Roberta Clipper.


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


Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US and abroad to help writers develop their craft. When writers immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in their art. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, founded in 1994, is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and writers from across the country each year. In 2014, Murphy Writing became part of Stockton University.

Our Participants Say it Best

"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

Our Philosophy

Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing with a challenging and supportive writing getaway. Join us at one of our upcoming writing retreats and take advantage of plentiful writing time, insightful feedback, good meals and good company. Get Away to Write.

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