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 Richard Weems
Writing and Publishing Your Fiction
This workshop will get you playing with the fundamentals of
fiction: plot, structure, voice, point of view, character
development and dialogue. On both Saturday and Sunday morning, you
will receive inspiring exercises which you can use as starting
points for new stories or a weekend-long project. In the
afternoons you will receive generous and helpful feedback.
Monday morning will be full of insider information and advice on
where and how to submit your work for publication. This is the
ideal workshop to take if you want to write short stories. "Re-PETERs"
welcome: prompts, readings and craft discussion will differ each
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
"I just wanted to thank you again for a great workshop. You
presented a lot of food for thought and numerous sources to explore
how ‘published’ authors have perfected their craft. I thought we had
an interesting mix of writing styles and a group who not only
offered helpful suggestions but did so with respect and
encouragement. I think you set the tone for that type of interaction
to occur. I hope I will be able to attend another workshop with you
in the future."
~ Steve, Writing and Publishing Your Fiction Participant
Richard K. Weems
is the author of Anything He Wants, winner of the
Spire Fiction Award and finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book
Award, as well as the Cheap Stories eBook series, available
Barnes & Noble,
Smashwords and iBooks. He is the founder and director of
the BCA Summer Writing Program and former Director of
Creative Writing for the NJ Governor's School of the Arts.
His short story publications include New World Writing,
North American Review, The Gettysburg Review,
Other Voices, The Mississippi Review, Pif
Magazine, Barcelona Review and The Beloit
Fiction Journal. You can check out some of his work at
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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