Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Galloway, New Jersey, United States

Jan 18 - Jan 21, 2019


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

PHONE: 609-626-3594

January 18-21, 2019

Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring.

Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 26th annual Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from novel writing, freelance writing, memoir, fiction, nonfiction, writing for children and poetry. Register early and save.

"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

This program is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.


Featured Writers Include:

Stephen Dunn and many more. Past workshop leaders include Kim Addonizio, Julianna Baggott, Christian Bauman, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Mark Doty, Kathleen Graber, Tony Hoagland, Dorianne Laux, Thomas Lux, Laura McCullough, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo, Carol Plum-Ucci, Jim 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, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Stockton Seaview Hotel
(near Atlantic City)
New Jersey, 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 Fall 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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