Teacher Registration

Peter Murphy teaching

South Jersey teachers may be eligible to have their districts pay their tuition for the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway. This opportunity is open to educators whose school districts are members of the Southern Regional Institute (SRI & ETTC). If this doesn’t apply to you, visit the registration page.



Murphy Writing of Stockton University Presents
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
January 13-16, 2017
Stockton Seaview Hotel
Galloway, NJ (Atlantic City area)

The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is a conference where educators hone their writing skills and expand their teaching strategies. It was founded on the belief that when writers leave behind the distractions of their busy lives to gather in an encouraging community, they are able to make important breakthroughs in their art. Now in its 24th year, the Winter Getaway will be held at Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.


Conference Objectives

Participants will:

  • Engage with the Common Core Standards by practicing different types of writing for different purposes and audiences.
  • Choose from 16 workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more where they will read, write, revise and share their writing.
  • Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions and insightful feedback.
  • Earn 18 hours of PD credit.

Beginning and experienced creative writers are welcome. We firmly believe that every teacher—no matter the grade level or subject—is a teacher of writing, and that teachers who write become better teachers of writing.

South Jersey teachers may be eligible to have their districts pay their tuition when they register with ETTC hours.

“The Beginning Your Novel workshop helped me grow as a writer, teacher and person. I would encourage anyone needing inspiration to attend whether they consider themselves a writer or not.”
~ Jean, Mullica Hill, NJ, ETTC Participant


How to Register Using ETTC Hours

1. Check whether your school, college or organization participates in Stockton University’s SRI & ETTC Consortium. View the list of participating schools.

2. Register using ETTC hours by visiting the ETTC workshops website, searching Keyword “Getaway” and completing the registration process. Your district will be asked to approve your utilization of ETTC Hours.

3. Once you are approved, email info@wintergetaway.com with your 1st & 2nd choice of Getaway workshops and tell us if you would like to add-on a room package or tutorial.

If using ETTC hours isn’t an option, you can still register as a traditional participant. You can also email info@wintergetaway.com to learn about payment plan options.


Sample Schedule

The conference will take place over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, beginning Friday evening and concluding Monday afternoon.


4:00-7:00 pm Registration
7:00-9:30 pm Opening Program


Saturday and Sunday

9:00 am-12 pm Workshops – Choose from 16 workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction or memoir. See workshop choices.
12:00-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-4:15 pm Workshops
4:15-5:30 pm Tutorials



9:00 am-12 pm Workshops
12:15-1:00 pm Closing Program


View the full conference schedule.


5 Reasons Teachers Should Attend the Winter Getaway

  1. Every teacher is a teacher of writing.
  2. Teachers who are writers are better teachers of writing.
  3. Our faculty are gifted writers who are also generous and brilliant teachers.
  4. Use what you learn during this intensive weekend conference to help your students become better writers.
  5. Earn 18 hours of PD credit.



Contact us: 609-626-3594 or info@wintergetaway.com