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...

Bravo Taylor!

We are as proud as brass buttons to announce that Taylor Coyle, our Murphy Writing Program Assistant, has won the 1st place poetry prize in the Richard Stockton College's 5th Annual Jennifer Cakert Writing Awards. (Read Taylor's award-winning poem, "The Science of Aging," below.) You can hear Taylor and the other prize winners read their poems and essays at Stockton College on Tuesday, April 8th at 6pm in Room F111. It's free and refreshments will be served. The Jennifer Cakert Writing Awards are sponsored by the Jan-ai Scholarship Fund, which has also ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Two Poems by James Richardson

This entry is part of Getaway Reads, a weekly e-mail series curated by Stephanie Cawley that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   Big Scenes by James Richardson And what was King Kong ever going to do with Fay Wray or Jessica Lange, but climb, climb, climb, and get shot down? No Wonder Gulliver’s amiably chatting with that six-inch woman in his palm. Desire’s huge, there’s really nowhere to put it in our small world that it will stay put: might as well just talk. Rage also, and fear, and elation are ... Read More...

Important Information for 2014 Participants

  **Information for 2015 participants will be posted on this blog by January 5, 2015.**   Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway January 17-20, 2014 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. What's New "Meet, Greet & Ask" – This session is for first-timers, so you ... Read More...