Getaway Reads: The Funnies by Peter E. Murphy

  This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   The Funnies by Peter E. Murphy I read before I learned to read, or at least I pretended to. I looked at the brightly colored comic strips and made up the words I thought the cartoon characters were saying. The funnies came on Sunday when my father put his music on, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and the rest of their friends. Our small apartment sounded like a cathedral. Every Thursday night ... Read More...

Special Announcement: Murphy Writing is now part of Stockton College

  We have exciting news to share: Murphy Writing is becoming part of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. While our name is changing to Murphy Writing of Stockton College, our commitment to you isn’t changing. All of the good stuff you’ve come to love about our writing getaways will continue: The challenging and supportive atmosphere which fosters your best writing Insightful instruction and feedback A fantastic community of writers My bad puns As many people will remember, Rob Gregg, Stockton College’s Dean of General ... Read More...

Scholarships available for writers’ conference

  Four scholarships are being offered for first-time participants of the 22nd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 16-19, 2015. Recipients may choose from writing workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and more, including special advanced sessions with Stephen Dunn and Kim Addonizio. In addition, the conference also offers open mics, tutorials, talks, sunrise yoga, dancing at the Getaway Disco and writerly camaraderie. We have two different categories of scholarships available:  The Toni Brown Memorial ... Read More...

New for the 2015 Winter Getaway

  The 22nd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, a writers' conference near Atlantic City, NJ, will take place January 16-19, 2015. Here are some of the things we're most excited about:   Special Guests for 2015 We’re pleased to present our Special Guests for the 2015 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway: Stephen Dunn and Kim Addonizio. Stephen and Kim will both lead special sessions of the Advanced Poetry Workshop.   Four New Workshops We’re offering four new writing workshops at this year’s Winter Getaway. Each is limited to ... Read More...

Carpooling to the 2015 Winter Getaway

  Need a ride? Have an extra space or two in your car? Flying in and looking to rent a car or share expenses on an airport shuttle? Taking public transit and looking to connect with other participants? Post here to connect with others. Please note, that over the years participants have often waited until the last minute to use the carpool board. However, the sooner you post, the more likely you are to find someone to share a ride with.   ... Read More...