Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US
and abroad to help writers develop their craft. When writers
immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops
and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in
their art. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, founded in 1994,
is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and
writers from across the country each year. In Fall 2014, Murphy
Writing became part of Stockton University.
● Founded in 1994 by Peter
Murphy--Celebrating 22 years!
● Offers 7-10 poetry and writing
programs a year
Best known for the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Holds an international writing retreat each summer
Our programs are known for helping writers develop their
craft. See what's coming up.
- Writing Workshops & Getaways
the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your
writing with a challenging and supportive Writing Getaway. Join us at one of
our upcoming writing retreats and take advantage of plentiful writing time,
insightful feedback, good meals and good company. Get Away to Write.
Take a look at our upcoming writing
Our free Yahoo! Group will send you daily emails of poetry & prose readings,
workshops, conferences and other literary events in NJ, NY, Philly &
Intelligent & Motivating Professional Development
in providing on-site professional development workshops for schools that are
rich in content, extremely practical and enjoyable. Subjects include
English, Language Arts, History, Social Studies, Elementary and more.
Peter Murphy, a nationally recognized poet and educator, founded Murphy
Writing in 1994 based on the belief that when writers leave behind
the distractions of their busy lives to gather in an encouraging community,
they will make breakthroughs in their art.
Murphy Writing currently offers seven "Writing Getaways" each
locations that include New Jersey, New Hampshire and the United Kingdom. These
Getaways offer plentiful writing time and challenging and supportive
workshops with insightful feedback. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway has
become one of the oldest and largest conferences of the winter season,
attracting more than 200 writers from across the country. In 2012, Jane
Street Press published Challenges for the Delusional, a collection of
Peter's writing prompts from the Winter Getaway and the poems they inspired.
In 2008, Peter hired his daughter away from her job as Deputy Director of
Delaware Financial Literacy Institute. As Managing Director of Murphy
Writing, Amanda Murphy handles the event planning, marketing and
administrative aspects. Together they started Inservice Solutions to share
Peter's successful classroom teaching strategies with educators.
Peter E. Murphy, Founder :|:
was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated
heavy equipment, managed a nightclub and drove a cab. He is the
author of Stubborn Child, a finalist for the 2006
Paterson Poetry Prize, and three poetry chapbooks, Thorough &
Efficient, Mr. Nobody and Atlantic City Lives
(Forthcoming in 2015). His unique poetry writing assignments
have been collected in Challenges for the Delusional. He
has received fellowships for writing and teaching from The
Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Folger Shakespeare Library,
The National Endowment for the Humanities, The New Jersey State
Council on the Arts, Yaddo and the White House Commission on
Presidential Scholars. Peter is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which includes the Winter Poetry & Prose
Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers in
the U.S. and abroad.
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Amanda Murphy, Director :|:
holds an M.A. from the University of Delaware in Economics and
Entrepreneurship for Educators and has led workshops for
students and teachers in venues including the Federal Reserve
Bank of Philadelphia. Previously she was Deputy Director of the
Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, worked in arts management
and for a London-based non-governmental organization. At Murphy
Writing, Amanda handles the event planning, marketing and
websites. She spends what's left of her time trying to keep
Taylor Coyle, Program Coordinator
Taylor, born and raised in South Jersey, is a strong advocate of
the Oxford Comma. She won 1st place in both the 2014 Stephen
Dunn Poetry Contest and the 2014 Jennifer Cakert Poetry Awards.
Originally Murphy Writing’s intern, Taylor started working
part-time for us in 2013. She has also worked in a barbeque
restaurant for several years and recently graduated with a
degree in Literature from the Richard Stockton College of New
Jersey. In her spare time, she likes to catch up on sleep and