Last year's info below. Registration for the 2015 Getaway will
open by 8/15/2014.
Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 16-19, 2015
Led by Judith Lindbergh, Mimi Schwartz and BJ Ward
Creative Writing Sampler
If you are eager to explore three
different genres under the tutelage of award-winning writers and
teachers, here's your chance. Over the long weekend, you will
engage with key elements of each genre, practice techniques that
will turn your writing into a sensory experience and develop and
refine your own style. Stimulating prompts will provide
springboards for writing, sharing and discussion. Whether you're
seasoned or haven't put pen to paper in far too long, this
workshop will energize your writing without Hemingway's blood
and bandages. The Sampler will offer:
● Fiction--Saturday with
● Poetry--Sunday with
● Memoir--Monday with
*Workshop size is limited.*
Workshops are filling up. Register today to secure your place.
"I'm in awe of the community you've fostered here.
The Winter Getaway has kick-started my writing for the new year.
I'm already looking forward to next year!"
~ Helen, Creative Writing Sampler Participant
Frequently Asked Question
Q: Do I have to be experienced in all three genres to take the Creative
A: Not at all. This workshop is for anyone who wants to explore three
different genres and get some practice in each one. The workshop is
designed to accommodate beginners as well as experienced writers. If you
have more questions, see our full list of FAQs.
Judith Lindbergh's debut novel,
The Thrall's Tale, about
three women in the first Viking Age settlement in Greenland, was
a Booksense (IndieBound) Pick, a Borders Original Voices
Selection and praised by Pulitzer Prize winners Geraldine Brooks
and Robert Olen Butler. Her work has appeared in numerous
publications including Archaeology Magazine, Tiferet,
Scandinavian Review, The World & I, Other Voices and more. She
also contributed to the Smithsonian Institution's exhibition
Vikings: The Norse Atlantic Saga and was an expert commentator
on the History Channel's documentary series MANKIND: The Story
of All of Us. Judith is the Founder and Director of
Circle where she teaches writers of all ages the joy and
challenge of creative writing. To read some of her work, visit
Schwartz, a veteran teacher and writer for over 35 years, has published five
books including Good Neighbors, Bad Times - Echoes of My Father's
German Village (University of Nebraska Press), now out
in paperback and on Kindle. Other recent books include Thoughts
from a Queen-Sized Bed and Writing True, the Art and Craft of
Creative Nonfiction (with Sondra Perl), used in over 250
undergraduate and MFA programs nationwide, which is now out in its
second edition. Her short work has appeared in Best American
Essays, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, The
New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine,
The Writer's Chronicle and The Writer, among others. She
is Professor Emerita at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey and
teaches at writer conferences, libraries and teacher institutes
across this country and abroad.
Read an excerpt of Mimi's writing.
Ward is the author of Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems
1990-2012, forthcoming in September 2013, as part of the IO
Poetry Series (North Atlantic Books). His other books are
Gravedigger's Birthday, 17 Love Poems with No Despair
and Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands. His poems have
been featured on Poetry Daily, NPR's "The Writer's Almanac" and New
Jersey Network's "State of the Arts," as well as in publications
such as American Poetry Review, Poetry, TriQuarterly and Painted Bride
Quarterly. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and two
Distinguished Artist Fellowships from the NJ State Council on the
Arts. He co-directs the Creative Writing degree program at Warren
County Community College. To read some of Ward's work visit the
Painted Bride Quarterly or
This writers' workshop is part of Peter Murphy's Winter Poetry &
Prose Getaway, held each January near Atlantic City, NJ.
makes the Getaway unique.
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