At the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
January 17-20, 2014
Galloway, NJ (Atlantic City area)
Poetry Workshop Group
The poetry writing workshops are at the heart of the
Getaway. Experienced poets are invited to work with our Special Guests,
Stephen Dunn and Tony Hoagland, during their
workshop feedback sessions.
Each morning all the poets gather for an hour or so to discuss
a packet of poems. Then Peter, the Getaway's founder, gives one of
his imaginative, challenging assignments and sends you off to write.
His unique prompts will encourage and inspire you to produce
exciting new work, and after lunch you will share your new piece in
a feedback session. One of the experienced faculty will help
identify your work's virtues and offer suggestions to strengthen its
weaknesses. Because these groups are small, you will receive
positive attention to help your work mature.
If you opt to work with one of our Special Guests,
Stephen Dunn and Tony Hoagland, during the workshop feedback
sessions, you may bring a poem in
progress (30 line maximum) or the day's assignment to be critiqued.
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to
one of these intensive sessions per Special Guest.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
Workshops are starting to fill. Register today to secure your place.
Your tuition also includes a one-on-one tutorial with one of
our faculty who will give you a constructive critique on a poem
in progress. You will have the chance to sign up for this
session after you arrive at the Getaway.
"In the ten years I have been attending the Getaway, I have grown
in both confidence and competence as a poet. This wouldn't have
happened without encouragement to take risks coupled with support.
~ Deborah, Egg Harbor City, NJ
Dunn's seventeenth volume of poetry, Falling Backwards into
the World, was released by Jane Street Press at the 2012 Winter
Poetry & Prose Getaway. His previous books include Different
Hours, which was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and
Here and Now (2011), both from W.W. Norton. Stephen has received
awards and fellowships from American Academy of Arts and Letters,
The Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts,
Poetry Magazine, NJ State Council on the Arts, Poetry Northwest,
Mid-American Review and many others. A new and expanded
edition of his book of essays, Walking Light, was published in 2001.
He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing at
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, but spends most of his time
in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd. You can
read or listen to some of his poems here.
makes the Getaway unique.
The Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars Present
21st Annual Winter Poetry & Prose
January 17-20, 2014 — Stockton Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ
(Atlantic City area)
Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your
writing at the Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive
sessions, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. This is
not your typical writers' conference.
Our Participants Say it Best
"This conference is a gift. It permits a writer to take risks
without concern for impressing or competing. It gave me the
space to imagine and experiment. This is a community that is
generous and encouraging while also being honest. A great
~ Amy, Blue Bell, PA -
Our programs fill quickly.
Register today to secure your