New Jersey Writers' Conference NJ Winter Getaway Writer's Conference
  January 16-19, 2015     Not your typical writers' conference

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Peter E. Murphy, Director
Stockton College
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About the Getaway
Peter E. Murphy, Founder/Director

Peter Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a night club and drove a cab. He is the author of Stubborn Child a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize, and a chapbook of poems, Thorough & Efficient, and his unique poetry writing assignments have been collected in Challenges for the Delusional (2012), all from Jane Street Press.

His poetry and essays have appeared in The American Book Review, The Shakespeare Quarterly, World Order and hundreds of other journals. He is a consultant to many organizations including Arts Horizons, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and has been an educational advisor to Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers and other PBS poetry programs.

Peter has received fellowships for teaching and writing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Yaddo, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and others. Retired from Atlantic City High School, he continues to teach advanced poetry writing to undergraduates and graduate students at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He is also the founder/director of Murphy Writing Seminars which sponsors the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other writing programs & retreats.

Online Highlights of Peter's Work

Selected essays on writing poetry:
Revise! Revise! Revise! from The New York Times
Three helpful lessons for teaching poetry from Bill Moyers' Fooling with Words
Of Millionaires & Mariners: Poetry across Time Curriculum, and Life
Breaking Through the Abstract

Selected poems:
"At the New Age Hotel" & "Can't Dance" in The Cortland Review
"Baptism" in The Cortland Review
"The Stubborn Child" & other poems
"The Gap" in U.S. 1 Worksheets
"Long Night at the Parsippany Hotel" in Pif Magazine
"Llywelwyn's Dog" in The Literary Review

Peter's Getaways are known for helping writers develop their craft.
Read one of our success stories & register today to create your own!

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