Important Information for 2015 Participants

  Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway January 16-19, 2015 The Winter Getaway faculty and I are looking forward to working with you. 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.   Arrival Logistics 4:00 p.m. or later: You may check in at Seaview anytime after 4:00 p.m. When you arrive, you can pull up to the main entrance where the bell service ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: If You Are Absolutely Certain, I Get Suspicious by Mimi Schwartz

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents 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.   If You Are Absolutely Certain, I Get Suspicious by Mimi Schwartz         Unreliable narrators are everywhere: On Fox News or MSNBC, depending on your politics. In film, theater, and of course literature, which was the original focus of a term coined by critic Wayne Booth in 1961 to refer to a fictional ... 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...

Congratulations to our 2015 scholarship recipients!

  After considering 107 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 - Sam Cha, a poet from Cambridge, MA Second Place - Heather Bryant, a writer from Sunnyside, NY Sam Cha received his MFA from UMass Boston, where he was the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Excerpt from Devil on My Heels by Joyce McDonald

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents 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.   1 from Devil on My Heels by Joyce McDonald Lately I have taken to reading poems to dead boys in the Benevolence Baptist Cemetery. They don't walk away before I have finished the first sentence, like most of the live boys I know. When I read to them, their eyes don't wander to something, or someone, more interesting. I can pretend these boys ... Read More...