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January 17-20, 2014

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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars Present the 21st Annual

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
January 17-20, 2014
Stockton Seaview Hotel
Galloway, NJ (Atlantic City area)

Special Guests:
Stephen Dunn & Tony Hoagland

Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing at the Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. This is not your typical writers' conference. Learn more.

Get inspired. Make 2014 a great year for your writing.
Get your year off to a great start with the Getaway.

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Workshops are almost full—some only have 1 space left. Register today to secure your seat in:
    ● Creative Writing Sampler
    ● Writing for the Children's Market
    ● Continuing Your Novel - 1 spot just opened
    ● Song Writing
    ● Poetry Writing
    ● Advanced Poetry Writing
Visit the workshops page to see the full list.

Special Programs:
    ● Panel: "Poets as Essayists"
    ● Featured Reading with Stephen Dunn and Tony Hoagland

Free and open to the public.
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Our participants say it best:
"This conference is a gift. It permits a writer to take risks without concern for impressing or competing. It gave me the space to imagine and experiment. This is a community that is generous and encouraging while also being honest. A great relief."
   ~  Amy, Blue Bell, PA  ~  More testimonials

Our Philosophy

Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing with a challenging and supportive writing getaway. Join us at one of our upcoming writing retreats and take advantage of plentiful writing time, insightful feedback, good meals and good company. Get Away to Write.
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"Supportive. Relaxing. Informative.
Helpful. Great to be here!"

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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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