Tutorials and Add-ons

Everyone who attends the Getaway takes a workshop. Tutorials and Add-ons are optional, but they will help enrich your Getaway experience.

Tutorial in Prose | Tutorial in Poetry | Algonquin-style Workshops | Poetry Add-ons

Tutorial in Prose

Writers' workshop in New JerseyProse tutorials offer a constructive critique on a work in progress that you’re not sharing in your workshop such as an essay, short story or excerpt from a novel or longer nonfiction manuscript. These one-on-one-sessions last twenty minutes and you may request general feedback or seek assistance on a specific question or problem you are having.

  • Open to all participants, regardless of which workshop you participate in.
  • Tutorials will take place during the Getaway on Saturday and Sunday starting at 4:40 pm.
  • If you would like to request a specific faculty member for your tutorial, please note it in the comment box when you register.
  • Your piece (or excerpt) may be up to 15 pages, double-spaced with 1″ margins and a 12 point font plus a 1-page synopsis.
  • Be ready to submit your piece by Dec. 15 (or if registering after that date, submit within a week of registering) so your tutor can read your piece ahead of time.
  • There is a $100 fee for each Tutorial in Prose you add.

 

Tutorial in Poetry

Poetry tutorials offer a constructive critique on a poem in progress that you’re not sharing in your workshop. These one-on-one-sessions last twenty minutes. Some people like to get feedback on a poem they are still working on; others bring one they think might be finished. Either is fine.

  • Open to all participants, regardless of which workshop you participate in.
  • Tutorials will take place during the Getaway on Saturday and Sunday starting at 4:40 pm.
  • No need to send your poem ahead of time; our tutors are experienced at providing constructive and supportive feedback in the time allocated.

Note for Poetry Writing workshop participants (Regular and Advanced):
- Your tuition already includes one tutorial, and you’re welcome to add-on an additional one if you’d like.
- You will have the opportunity to select your time slot(s) and tutor(s) at the start of the Saturday morning session.

  • Note for tutorial participants taking other workshops: On Friday evening, we will ask you to stay a few minutes after the Opening Program (approximately 9:30 pm) to select your time slot and tutor.
  • You may read the tutors’ bios here.
  • There is a $75 fee for each Tutorial in Poetry you add.

 

Writers' tutorials in New JerseyAlgonquin-style Workshops

Join us for an Algonquin-style soirée for lively discussion and a raucous good time. Oh, and feedback on your work too. The fee includes your first two drinks, so no matter the quality of what you bring to the workshop, you’ll leave with a good buzz. Open to all participants, regardless of which workshop you take. Each session is $100 and includes two drinks; cash bar available for additional drinks.

Algonquin-style Poetry Workshop
Bring 11 copies of a poem in progress (30 line maximum). Limited to 10 participants per session. Both sections led by BJ Ward.

  • Friday, 3:30-6:30 pm – $100
  • Saturday, 4:30-7:30 pm – $100

Algonquin-style Prose Workshop
Fiction and nonfiction welcome. Bring 11 copies of a short piece or excerpt of your work in progress. (Should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced with 1″ margins and a 12 point font.) Limited to 10 participants. Led by Richard K. Weems.

  • Friday, 3:30-6:30 pm – $100

 

Add-ons for Advanced Poetry Writing Participants

Experienced poets are invited to work with our Special Guests, Stephen Dunn and Kim Addonizio, for one of their three sessions.

  • Advanced Poetry Writing with Stephen Dunn
  • Advanced Poetry Writing with Kim Addonizio

speakers-Kim-StephenThe Dunn/Addonizio sessions are part of the Advanced Poetry Workshop, which is comprised of three periods of craft discussion/writing prompts and three feedback sessions. If you choose to add-on a workshop with Stephen or Kim, you will work with him or her during one of the three feedback sessions. For example, if you choose to work with Stephen, you will workshop with him for one session only. For the other two sessions, you will work with our talented but lesser-known faculty.

If you opt to work with one of our Special Guests, you may bring a poem in progress (30 line maximum) or the day’s assignment to be critiqued to the session. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to one of these intensive sessions with each Special Guest. There is a $100 surcharge for each of these add-ons which is limited to 10 participants.


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