Tutorials and Add-ons

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

You will have the opportunity to sign up for tutorials and add-ons when you register. If you wish to add one after you register, please contact us.

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

 

Tutorial in Prose – New Format for 2016!

Writers' workshop in New JerseyIf you are looking for more feedback on your writing, you can add on a prose tutorial which will offer a constructive critique on a work in progress. This one-on-one-session will last 40 minutes and you may request general feedback or seek assistance on a specific question or problem you are having. No need to send your writing ahead of time; our tutors are experienced at providing constructive and supportive feedback in the time allocated.

  • 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. See our writing faculty page for bios.
  • Prepare for your tutorial by bringing a printed sample of your writing that is representative of a larger problem you are facing. For example, your challenge might have to do with plotting, point of view, tone or writing dialogue. The piece of work (or excerpt) you bring should be no more than 1,000 words so your tutor can offer you constructive advice within the 40 minute time period. In lieu of a writing sample, you may bring questions and concerns about your work or broader questions about writing and publishing.
  • Fee: $100 for a 40 minute one-on-one Tutorial in Prose

 

Tutorial in Poetry

Writers' tutorials in New JerseyLed by Emari DiGiorgio, Karen Zaborowski Duffy, Ken Hart, Christine E. Salvatore, J. C. Todd and Paul-Victor Winters

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 20 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 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.
  • Biographies: See our poetry faculty page for bios.
  • Fee: $75 for each one-on-one Tutorial in Poetry

 

Algonquin-style Workshops

 Algonquin-style writing workshopJoin us for an Algonquin-style soirée for lively discussion and a raucous good time. Oh, and feedback on your work too. New this year: your drinks are not included so we reduced the fee to reflect this. There will be a cash bar nearby available to purchase your libations. Open to all participants, regardless of which workshop you take. Fee: $85 per session.

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

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.

“As a member of the Friday Algonquin-style Prose workshop, I’d like to thank all of you for sharing your work with me and for critiquing mine. I was amazed at the amount of talent in the room and at the conference in general. Thank you, Richard, for hosting the Algonquin workshop. Thank you, Peter, for everything. I sincerely hope that I get to see all your works in print and I can say ‘I knew them when…’ See you next year.”
~ Brian, Algonquin-style Prose Workshop Participant, Mercerville, NJ

 

Add-ons for Advanced Poetry Writing Participants

Stephen Dunn headshot

Experienced poets taking the Advanced Poetry Writing workshop are invited to work with Special Guests Stephen Dunn and/or TBA during their feedback sessions. Limited to 10 participants per session.

Stephen and TBA will offer constructive feedback on a poem in progress (30 line maximum) or a new poem written to the day’s assignment. They will help you identify your poem’s virtues and offer suggestions to strengthen its weaknesses. Since you already know the basics, they will encourage you to push your boundaries by taking imaginative and linguistic risks so you can make breakthroughs in your poetry.

  • Fee: $100 to add-on one poetry feedback session with Stephen Dunn or TBA
  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to one of these intensive sessions with each Special Guest
  • Note: Stephen and TBA’s sessions are not one-on-one tutorials, but group workshops with 10 participants

During your additional feedback sessions, you will work with other members of our talented faculty. Each has a unique and encouraging style, which will nurture your poetry in different ways.

Learn more about the Advanced Poetry Workshop.

“For a first-timer, it was an extraordinary experience. The workshops were unbelievably helpful and the entire atmosphere of Seaview was very conducive for writing. I definitely will be attending again!”
~ Tyler, Advanced Poetry Writing / Stephen Dunn Add-on Participant, Chalfont, PA