The 23rd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, a writers’ conference near Atlantic City, NJ, will take place January 15-18, 2016. Here are some of the things we’re most excited about:
Special Guests for 2016
We’re pleased to present our Special Guests for the 2016 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway: Stephen Dunn and Thomas Lux. Stephen and Thomas will both lead special sessions of the Advanced Poetry Workshop.
We’re offering new writing workshops and bringing back some favorites:
1) Screenwriting – led by Jeff Bens
This screenwriting workshop will look at the essentials for writing for the screen and TV… Read more.
2) Writing for the Children’s Market – led by Pamela Curtis Swallow
This workshop will explore the different genres of juvenile and young adult literature and focus on the key elements of writing—creating character, plot, setting, dialogue, point of view, conflict and the use of detail… Read more.
3) Poetry Manuscript Workshop – led by Lois Marie Harrod
In this intensive (but low-stress and friendly) workshop, we will learn how to move a batch of poems into a well-crafted book-length manuscript… Read more.
4) Advanced Poetry Writing with Thomas Lux
Experienced poets are invited to work with Thomas during one of their three feedback sessions… Read more.
New in Recent Years
Our Big News
We are officially part of Stockton University! While our name has changed to Murphy Writing of Stockton University, our commitment to you hasn’t changed… Read more.
Monday Check Out Time Extended
Hey, Getawayers! You asked, we delivered. Enjoy those last few moments of sleep before your Monday morning workshop. 12pm check out is here. View the full Getaway schedule.
More Open Mics
We now offer four open mics, one of which will be a musical open mic for performing new work, old work or even covers. Bring your instrument if you would like to participate.