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  January 16-19, 2015     Not your typical writers' conference

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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars Present the 22nd Annual

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
January 16-19, 2015
Stockton Seaview Hotel
Galloway, NJ (Atlantic City area)

Special Offer for South Jersey Teachers
in partnership with the Southern Regional Institute and ETTC (SRI & ETTC)


The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is a conference where educators hone their writing skills and expand their teaching strategies. It was founded on the belief that when writers leave behind the distractions of their busy lives to gather in an encouraging community, they are able to make important breakthroughs in their art. Now in its 22nd year, the Winter Getaway will be held at Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

Participants will:

  • Engage with the Common Core Standards by practicing different types of writing for different purposes and audiences.
  • Choose from 17 workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction or memoir where they will read, write, revise and share their writing.
  • Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions and insightful feedback.
  • Earn 18 hours of PD credit.

Beginning and experienced creative writers are welcome. We firmly believe that every teacher—no matter the grade level or subject—is a teacher of writing, and that teachers who write become better teachers of writing.

South Jersey teachers may be eligible to have their districts pay their tuition when they register with ETTC hours.

"The Beginning Your Novel workshop helped me grow as a writer, teacher and person. I would encourage anyone needing inspiration to attend whether they consider themselves a writer or not."
   ~ Jean, Mullica Hill, NJ, ETTC Participant

How to Register Using ETTC Hours

  1. Check whether your school, college or organization participates in Richard Stockton College's SRI & ETTC Consortium. View the list of participating schools.

  2. Register using ETTC hours by visiting, searching Keyword "Poetry" and completing the registration process. Your district will be asked to approve your utilization of ETTC Hours.

  3. Once you are approved, email with your 1st & 2nd choice of Getaway workshops and tell us if you would like to add-on a room package or tutorial.

If using ETTC hours isn't an option,
you can still register as a traditional participant. You can also email to learn about payment plan options.

Sample Schedule

The conference will take place over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, beginning Friday evening and concluding Monday afternoon. Here is a sample schedule, or you may view the full weekend schedule here.

9:00 am-12 pm Workshops - Choose from 17 workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction or memoir. See your choices.
12:00-1:15 pm Lunch & Announcements
1:15-4:15 pm Workshops
4:15-5:30 pm Tutorials & Free Time

5 Reasons You Should Attend
The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

  1. Every teacher is a teacher of writing.
  2. Teachers who are writers are better teachers of writing.
  3. Our faculty are gifted writers who are also generous and brilliant teachers.
  4. Use what you learn during this intensive weekend conference to help your students become better writers.
  5. Earn 18 hours of PD credit.


Contact us: or 609-823-5076

The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is a Program of Murphy Writing Seminars, LLC
New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider #539
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