Get Away to Write - Florida

New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States

Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2024


TUITION / COST:Sliding scale
Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for details.

PHONE: 609-626-3594

March 19-24, 2024

An inspiring retreat for poets and writers

Escape the cold to write in Florida. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy plentiful writing time, insightful feedback, homemade meals and time to relax.

This program is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.


Featured Writers Include:

Peter E. Murphy & Nancy Reddy.

Peter is the author of eleven books and chapbooks of poetry and prose. More than a dozen excerpts of his manuscript-in-progress, Next: A Memoir, have been published as standalone pieces in journals, including “Looking for Thelma,” winner of the 2018 Wilt Nonfiction Chapbook Prize and “Storming the Castle,” winner of the 2019 First Chapter Memoir Prize sponsored by Arch Street Press. The founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University, Peter has received dozens of awards and fellowships and has led hundreds of workshops for writers and teachers.

Nancy Reddy is the recipient of a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and grants from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. She teaches writing at Stockton University.


Poetry, Creative nonfiction


Atlantic Center for the Arts
1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach
Florida, United States

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

Advance your craft and energize your writing with our challenging and supportive workshops. Write with us wherever you are and take advantage of inspiring craft discussions, dedicated writing time, insightful feedback and an encouraging community.

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