Carpooling to the 2016 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? Comment below 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. See our Travel Page for information on transportation to the Winter Getaway.   ... Read More...

Important Information for 2016 Participants

23rd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway January 15-18, 2016 Below is a list of everything you need to arrive safely, happily and ready to enjoy the weekend, including how to book our special rate to extend your stay. Please read it carefully even if you've attended before so you don't miss anything. What's New Important-driving directions change: The “Rest Stop” Exit on the Garden State Parkway has closed since last year. Please follow these new directions to Seaview. Extended hours for the Getaway Bookstore:  Sunday, 5:00-8:15 p.m. as well ... Read More...

Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship recipients!

  After considering 88 applications, the panel has made its decisions. There were many strong applications and it was a tough choice, but the following writers were selected. We look forward to getting to know them at Seaview.   Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship   First Place - Tiffany Krupa, a poet from Santa Barbara, CA Tiffany Krupa is a writer and poet. Her work has been published and/or anthologized in the Albion Review and Arsenic Lobster. She is on a small tour reading in Ventura, California and San Fransisco, California in ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Two Poems by Kenneth Hart

Murphy Writing of Stockton University Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Kendal Lambert that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   White Flag by Kenneth Hart My failure felt more pure because, for once in my life I didn't make an excuse for it. To let the other have the last word, like the last knight on the battlefield holding a sword, after the long fight where we each re-trenched, and fortified the walls of our positions— Oh, the liberty of laying down ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Excerpt from Chapter 1, Pasture of Heaven by Judith Lindbergh

Murphy Writing of Stockton University Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Kendal Nicole Lambert that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   Excerpt from Chapter 1, Pasture of Heaven by Judith Lindbergh The Kara Kam told my mother I would be important. I was five winters old and had just begun to learn the skill of sewing felt. I sat beside our fire working at two small patches with a thin wool thread when my mother stepped inside our winter hut, kneeling low to warm her ... Read More...