Happy 25th, Getawayers!
The 25th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, a writers’ conference near Atlantic City, NJ, will take place January 12-15, 2018. Here are some of the things we’re most excited about:
Special Guests for 2018
We’re pleased to present our Special Guests for the 2018 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway: Pulitzer Prize winners Stephen Dunn and Gregory Pardlo. Stephen and Gregory will both lead special sessions of the Advanced Poetry Workshop.
We’re offering 5 new writing workshops in 2018:
1) Advanced Poetry Writing with Gregory Pardlo
Experienced poets are invited to work with Gregory during one of their three feedback sessions… Read more.
2) Writing from the Inside Out: Advanced Memoir – led by Benilde Little
Crafting your memoir with openness is challenging when writing close to the gut. In this advanced workshop, you will uncover stronger ways to tell your story… Read more.
3) How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer – led by Amanda Morris
Would you like to be paid to write? In this motivating, hands-on workshop, accomplished freelancer Amanda Morris will demystify the paying market for you… Read more.
4) Literary Bonsai: Creative Nonfiction Short Forms – led by Barbara Hurd
In this workshop on short forms of 750 words or less, we’ll explore how the constraints of a tight focus can jolt us into new ways of observing the world, our lives and small moments in a day… Read more.
5) Prose Critique Intensive – led by Judith Lindbergh
Whether you’ve just begun your writing journey or have plodded through revision after revision, receiving constructive feedback is essential to the creative process. In this supportive, critique-centered workshop, you will share prose excerpts of your writing… Read more.
We’re also bringing back some old favorites:
1) The Heart and Craft of Memoir – led by Anndee Hochman
Transform significant life experiences and important moments into well-crafted literary prose. We’ll open our senses, dig into memory and… Read more.
2) 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.
3) 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… Read more.
More for 2018
25th Anniversary Celebration
We can’t believe the Getaway is a quarter century old. We can’t believe how it’s grown from humble beginnings in 1994—with 20 poets meeting in a small room in Cape May—to 215 poets and prose writers continuing to converge in our new home at Seaview. We invite you to come celebrate this major milestone with us.
We’ve added 2 additional scholarships for a total of 6. Details will be available by October 1. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.
The Creative Writing Sampler has 3 new workshop leaders. Also, the memoir portion will be extended to a full day instead of a half day.
Additional Open Mics
Love to share your work? There will be 5 Open Mics this year including a special musical open mic for those who wish to bring an instrument.
You may have taken advantage of our 24-hour “Quiet Writing Room” in the past. This year, we’ve decided to create a “Noisy Sharing Room.” This unhosted opportunity to share your writing with fellow participants will be available 24 hours a day during the Getaway, except during workshop times.
Stockton University Discount
Our Stockton Discount is now open to Stockton students, alumni, faculty, adjuncts and staff.
For the first time, we will organize a group shot of all Winter Getaway attendees. You’ll be able to tag yourself when we post it to social media after the event!
Challenges for the Delusional
Prompted to Write: More Challenges for the Delusional, our 2nd anthology, will be released at the Winter Getaway.