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We hope you will get
away to write with us during the long MLK weekend, January
17-20, 2014. Here are some of the things we're most excited
- Stephen Dunn and Tony Hoagland are our
Stephen is our resident Pulitzer Prize winner, and Tony
won the Poetry Foundation's Mark Twain Award and the Jackson
Poetry Prize. They'll
both be leading special
sections of Advanced Poetry Writing.
- We're offering five new workshops:
one of our optional add-ons,
was so popular we've added a second poetry section as well
as a prose one. If you want to get your juices flowing,
whether they're creative or fermented, you're invited to join in the
Algonquin-style Workshop. Write, drink and be merry!
Need a ride? Have an extra space in your car? Flying in and looking
to rent a car or share expenses on an airport shuttle? Taking public
transit and looking to share ground transportation costs? Check out our
carpooling board to connect with others looking to share rides and
expenses. Although many people wait until the last minute to post, it can be a
good idea to plan ahead.
View the carpool board.
Getaway Gift Certificates make
great presents and are available in any denomination. Why
not tell the people who love you that this is what you want this
year. Too shy?
Let us know who they are and how to contact them, and we'll
drop the hint for you! Mention it now and you'll be set by
the time the 2014 Getaway arrives.
Congratulations to two of our long-time Winter Getaway faculty,
James Richardson, who were 2010
National Book Award Finalists. We were thrilled to see both of them on the
poetry list. Kathy was also a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics
Read the National Book Association's write up of their books:
- Kathleen Graber's
The Eternal City: Poems
(Princeton University Press, 2010)
- James Richardson's
By the Numbers
(Copper Canyon Press, 2010)
Did you know Kathy wrote her first poem as a Winter Getaway
participant? Read her success
Jim will be leading three sessions of
Advanced Poetry Writing
at the Getaway. (Kathy is taking the year off.)
Kathleen Graber really did change her life
Kathy, now on our faculty, wrote her first poem in our "Poetry Writing" workshop in 1997. She talks about how
attending the Getaway helped her change her life.
Read Kathy's story.
"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 ~
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.
View our upcoming programs
Also be sure to check out our other programs as well:
- PoetryNJ listserv
Our free Yahoo! Group will send you daily emails of poetry & prose readings,
workshops, conferences and other literary events in NJ, NY, Philly and
environs. Learn more
- Inservice Solutions
Intelligent & Motivating Professional Development
in providing on-site professional development workshops for schools that are
rich in content, extremely practical and enjoyable. Subjects include
English, Language Arts, History, Social Studies, Elementary and more.