New Jersey Writers' Conference NJ Winter Getaway Writer's Conference
  January 16-19, 2015     Not your typical writers' conference

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The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway does not have an application process; everyone is welcome. We believe that every writer, whether they are just getting started or already have an MFA and publications, can improve their craft with rigorous instruction and a supportive community. Experienced writers are encouraged to register for workshops with advanced sections.

"The Winter Getaway was exactly what I needed to recharge as a writer and start 2012 off on the right foot. From the supportive community to the Seaview atmosphere, I left feeling inspired. Now I can't wait to get back to work on the many projects I've lined up for myself. I only wish the Getaway could last all year!"
   ~ Cate, Pittsburgh, PA

Registration for the 2015 Getaway will open by 8/25/2014.


$490   Includes workshop, Friday evening reception, lunch Saturday and Sunday, dinner Sunday and afternoon and evening activities. Please note that other dinners are not included and the Finishing Your Novel workshop has a surcharge of $200.

Two ways to save:
     ● Early Bard Discount ($25) if you register by Nov. 20
     ● "re-PETER" Discount ($25) if you've attended the Winter Getaway before

Add-ons & Tutorials

     ● Advanced Poetry Writing with Stephen Dunn   $100 per session
     ● Advanced Poetry Writing with Tony Hoagland   $100 per session
     ● Algonquin-style Workshops   $100
     ● Tutorial in Prose   $100
     ● Tutorial in Poetry   $75

Room Packages

Includes 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, 1 additional lunch (Monday), use of fitness center and pool, most gratuities, resort fee, state sales and hotel taxes. See Tuition for other included meals.

     Double Room Package   $243* per person
     Single Room Package   $413
     Shared Room Package (With non-participating guest)    $581**

       * You can specify a roommate or we can match you with one.
       ** Includes everything listed above for you and a guest.

Extending your Getaway
The hotel will offer a special reduced rate for Getaway participants for several nights before and after the event. The best thing to do is register for the Getaway now and add-on your extra nights later. We will send details to registered participants on how to book them in late December or early January. The rate for extra nights for the 2014 Getaway will be $90/night plus taxes and fees (single or double occupancy, no meals included) and will enable you to stay in the same room throughout your whole visit.

The Fine Print

● Early Bard Discount ($25) if you pay in full on or before Nov. 20
● "re-PETER" Discount ($25) if you've attended the Winter Getaway before
● Change Fee ($25) will be charged to switch your workshop, room package, tutorial(s), add-ons and/or payment method after Dec. 10
Cancellation policy:
         ● On or before Nov. 20 100% refund minus a
               $50 processing fee
         ● Nov. 21-Dec. 10 50% of total refunded
         ● Dec. 11-31 50% credit for future Getaway
         ● Jan. 1 or after Sorry, no refund will be issued

How to Register

Registration for the 2015 Getaway will open by 8/25/2014.


Several scholarships will be offered for the 2014 Getaway. Click for details.

Group Discount

We welcome writers' and student groups and offer a discount on tuition when four or more members attend the Getaway. Email us at for the details.

Registration Option for South Jersey Teachers via SRI & ETTC

Many South Jersey teachers are able to have their districts pay when they register with ETTC hours. Click for details.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be sent electronically so you receive them in plenty of time for the special occasion. Click for details.

Special Opportunities at the Getaway

  • Earn Professional Development Credit
    Many educators are sponsored or reimbursed by their school districts and colleges for this multicultural, professional development activity. Teachers will earn 18 hours of professional development credit. Purchase orders are welcome.

Registration will open by 8/25/2014.
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