New This Year

Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn

Sharon Olds headshot

Sharon Olds

Special Guests

We’re thrilled to have Stephen Dunn and Sharon Olds as the Special Guests of the 2017 writers’ conference. They will both lead special feedback sessions of Advanced Poetry Writing. Learn more about the poetry workshops.

New Workshops

We’re offering 4 new workshops in 2017:
• Creative Nonfiction: The Story Inside
• Getting Started with Memoir
• Visions and Revision
• Advanced Poetry with Sharon Olds
See the full lineup of writing workshops.

Also New for 2017

• We’re offering a special discount for Stockton University students.
• We’re offering 5 scholarships. Details will be available by October 1. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Peter MurphyPeter Murphy created the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway in 1994 based on his belief that when writers leave behind distractions to gather in an encouraging community, they will make breakthroughs in their art. Learn more about Murphy Writing of Stockton University.

“The Getaway not only provided space and encouragement to work on my own writing, but also the opportunity to talk shop, make friends and discover fresh writing I wouldn’t encounter otherwise. Never have I felt so welcomed by over two-hundred complete strangers.”

–– Benjamin, Beginning Your Novel, West Hatfield, MA

“The Getaway is irresistible, which is why so many of us come back year after year. It is the perfect mix of hard work, solitude, socializing, creativity and workshops guided by superb faculty. All this in a hotel with comfortable rooms, excellent food and the nicest staff imaginable.”

–– Patricia, Advanced Poetry Writing, Elkton, MD