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  January 16-19, 2015     Not your typical writers' conference

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Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Last year's info below. Registration for the 2015 Getaway will open by 8/25/2014.

Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 16-19, 2015
Led by Amanda Morris

Creative Nonfiction
Creative nonfiction, which includes memoir, personal essay, travel and food writing and narrative journalism, does not need to be earth-shattering to be compelling; it just needs to be well-told, true stories. During this supportive workshop, we will have the opportunity to observe, imagine and recreate as we explore strategies for generating new writing. We will work on exercises designed to tap into our memories, experiences and ideas, practice new storytelling techniques and learn how fictional tools help the creative nonfiction writer. As we share our developing stories, we will discuss how to expand them into publishable pieces.

*Limited to just 10 participants.*

“Thanks for a great weekend. My essay evolved into something wonderful. I couldn't have done it without my workshop. I’ll be back.”
~ Margaret, Creative Nonfiction Participant


Amanda Morris, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Kutztown University in southeastern PA, the Director of the University Writing Center and a professional writer with two decades of publishing experience in newspapers, trade journals, literary publications, web sites and many more. Her recent work has appeared in the anthology Western Pennsylvania Reflections and scholarly journals such as Rhetoric Review and Epiphany. She maintains a blog about her personal and scholarly experiences as often as her schedule allows here: When Amanda isn't teaching, advising, assessing, directing, researching or writing, she loves doing home improvement projects, fishing for sharks in Delaware Bay and gardening.

This writers' workshop is part of Peter Murphy's Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, held each January near Atlantic City, NJ.

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