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"Whew, too busy. When will it ever stop? Never, I hope."
   ~ Peter E. Murphy, Director


See what Peter, Murphy Writing and Inservice Solutions are up to including workshops, readings and other interesting stuff.


Upcoming Events, Workshops, Readings and More

September 2014

  • September 4 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Carteret School District in Carteret, NJ. Learn more
     
  • September 6 - Writing Workshop - Shore Thing Writing Getaway, Atlantic City, NJ. Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers. Filled. Learn more.
     
  • September 7, 1:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading with Christine E. Salvatore at the Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ. Free.
     
  • September 16, 8:00 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading with Renee Ashley at the Carriage House Poetry Series at Kuran Arts Center. Followed by an open mic. Kuran Arts Center is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ. Enter from Watson Road entrance. Free parking is available in front of the Arts Center and across the street by Carriage House Park. Free. Directions are available at the very bottom of this linked page.


October 2014

  • October 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Book Festival - We'll have a table at the Collingswood Book Festival (Booth # 73). Stop by and say hi. We'll be sharing the space with Winter Getaway veterans, Bryon MacWilliams and Patricia Valdata, who will be promoting their books. Location: Haddon Ave., Downtown Collingswood, NJ. In case of rain the festival will be held in Collingswood High School on Collings Ave. See the full schedule of Book Festival events.


November 2014

  • November 1 & 2 - Writing Workshop - Quickie Poetry Getaway, Hilton Garden Inn, Bridgewater, NJ. Need a brief break from your life? Need to rekindle your love affair with poetry? Join Peter for this mid-autumn break to give your writing a much needed boost. No need to stay the night. No distractions. Just a day or two of writing. Nov. 1 - Only 3 spaces remain. Learn more.


January 2015

  • January 16-19 - Writing Workshop - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway at Stockton Seaview Resort, Atlantic City Area. Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring. Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Special Guests: Stephen Dunn & Kim Addonizio. Early registration discounts and scholarships available. Learn more.


July 2015

  • July 14-21 - Writing Workshop - Get Away to Write - Spain: A Getaway for Poets, Fiction and Nonfiction Writers. ** International writing retreat **
    WRITE IN SPAIN. Retreat to beautiful northern Spain to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, panoramic cliff top views and excursions to Barcelona and the town of Vic, where the outdoor market dates back to the 9th century. Save the date. Registration will open November 1, 2014. Learn more.


We will announce more writing retreats as the year progresses. Sign up for our email list to find out about future writing workshops in the US and abroad.


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Previous Events

August 2014

  • August 17-22 - Writing Workshop - Live Free and Write, Sunapee, NH. Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Spend the week writing in either "Reimagining Memoir" with Mimi Schwartz or "Free-Writing Intensive" with Douglas Goetsch; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy. Filled. Learn more.
     
  • August 21 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Al Noor Islamic Academy in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Learn more


July 2014

  • July 8-15 - Writing Workshop - Dylan Thomas' Wales: A Getaway for Poets, Fiction and Nonfiction Writers. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas' birth by immersing yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline. Filled. Learn more.
     
  • July 27 - August 2 - Peter - Poetry workshop, Artist/Teacher Institute (aTi), Richard Stockton College. Intensive program offering writing, art and performance workshops for artists and teachers. Residential option available. Educators can earn 40 hours of PD credit. Co-sponsored by Arts Horizons, Stockton & the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Peter is leading the poetry workshop. Rolling admissions until filled. Learn more.


June 2014

  • June 21 - Writing Workshop - Shore Thing Writing Getaway, Atlantic City, NJ. Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers. Filled. Learn more.


May 2014

  • May 12 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Millville High School, via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program.


April 2014

  • April 7 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Holmdel High School, via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program.
     
  • April 15 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Cinnaminson High School, via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program.
     
  • April 25-27 - Writing Workshop - Ocean View Poetry Getaway, Sea Isle City, NJ. Join us at the Jersey Shore for a relaxing writing retreat which will energize and inspire you. The weekend will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals and good company. Read. Write. Revise. Relax. Filled. Learn more.
     
  • April 30, 6:00 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading with Karen Z. Duffy at Atlantic City Free Public Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 1 N. Tennessee Ave, Atlantic City, NJ. Free.


March 2014

  • March 5, 5-8 p.m. - Peter - Panelist, Brookdale Community College, "The Room and the World - The Poetry of Stephen Dunn." Learn more.
     
  • March 8 - Writing Workshop - Shore Thing Writing Getaway, Atlantic City, NJ. Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers. Filled. Learn more.
     
  • March 28 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Seneca High School's Poetry Festival, via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program.


February 2014

  • February 11 - Peter - Poetry Workshop for High School Students - Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, NJ.
     
  • February 15 - Peter - Judge, Poetry Out Loud Competition, Hosted by Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, Philadelphia, PA.
     
  • February 25 - Peter - Panelist, NJ State Council on the Arts Roundtable, South Orange, NJ.


January 2014

  • January 17-20 - Writing Workshop - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway at Stockton Seaview Resort, Atlantic City area. Not your typical writers' conference. Join Stephen Dunn, Tony Hoagland and the rest of our award-winning faculty for small, intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir and more. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Filled. Learn more.


November 2013

  • November 2 & 3 - Writing Workshop - Quickie Poetry Getaway, Hilton Garden Inn, Bridgewater, NJ. Need a brief break from your life? Need to rekindle your love affair with poetry? Join Peter for this mid-autumn break to give your writing a much needed boost. No need to stay the night. No distractions. Just a day or two of writing. Filled in just 3 weeks. Wait list available. Learn more.
     
  • November 4 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Primary Prep Elementary in Jersey City, NJ. Learn more
     
  • November 7 & 8 - Peter - Authors' Alley table #2821 at the NJEA Convention—stop by and say hello. Learn more.
     
  • November 20, 7:00 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading at Dante Hall Theater with Special Guest Lili Mendoza, 14 North Mississippi Ave, Atlantic City, NJ. Presented by World Above: Free Poetry Nights. Followed by an open mic. Free parking available in church lot behind Dante Hall Theater. Free.


October 2013

  • October 5 - Book Festival - 10 a.m.-5 p.m., We'll have a table at the Collingswood Book Festival (Booth 110). Stop by and say hi. We'll be sharing the space with Winter Getaway veterans, Carol Brill and Patricia Valdata, who will be promoting their books. Location: Haddon Ave., Downtown Collingswood, NJ. In case of rain the festival will be held in Collingswood High School on Collings Ave. See the full schedule of Book Festival events.

  • October 12, 2013, 3 p.m - Peter - Poetry reading at the Ventnor Public Library, 6500 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor, NJ. With Deborah Gerrish and Christine Redman-Waldeyer. Free.
     
  • October 14, 7:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. With Carolina Morales. Presented by Poets at the Library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative. Followed by an open mic. Free.
     
  • October 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Social Event for Writers - Writers' Happy Hour in Philadelphia. Calling all writers and poets! Please join us at Fergie's Pub for an informal evening of socializing, networking and drinks before Peter's reading (see below). Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA. Free; cash bar. Learn more.
     
  • October 16, 7:00 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading at Fergie's Pub, 2nd Floor, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA. Presented by Moonstone Poetry. Followed by the band Shorty Boy Boy and an open mic hosted by Dave Worrell. Free.
     
  • October 18, 7:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences. With Kathleen Graber and Vanni Thach. 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ. Sponsored by Playwrights Theater of NJ and The NJ Council on the Arts. $10 Suggested donation. For directions, click here and scroll down.


September 2013

  • September 5 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for West New York School District. Learn more
     
  • September 7 - Writing Workshop - Shore Thing Writing Getaway, Atlantic City, NJ. Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers. Filled in just 4 weeks. Wait list available. Learn more.
     
  • September 16, 6:00 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading at the Sea Isle City Public Library with Elinor Mattern, 4800 Central Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ. Free.


August 2013

  • August 8-15 - Writing Workshop - Get Away to Write - Scotland. WRITE IN SCOTLAND. Using the vibrant university city of Dundee as our home base, join us for a week of writing, relaxing and exploring this beautiful country. We'll go beyond the typical tourist path and get to know the real Scotland. The program will feature readings by local writers and excursions to Edinburgh, castles and more. Filled. Learn more.


July 2013

  • July 13 - Writing Workshop - Shore Thing Writing Getaway, Atlantic City, NJ. Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers. Filled in just 3 weeks. Learn more.
     
  • July 28 - August 4 - Peter - Poetry workshop, Artist/Teacher Institute (aTi), Richard Stockton College. Intensive program offering writing, art and performance workshops for artists and teachers. Residential option available. Educators can earn 40 hours of PD credit. Co-sponsored by Arts Horizons, Stockton & the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Peter is leading the poetry workshop. Hope to see you there! Rolling admissions until filled. Learn more.


June 2013

  • June 23-27 - Writing Workshop - Live Free and Write, Sunapee, NH. Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing workshop in "Beginning Your Novel" or "Creative Nonfiction." Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, workshops, homemade meals and relaxing by the pool. Workshops led by Mimi Schwartz and Michelle Cameron; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy. Learn more.
     

April 2013

  • April 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Peter - Artist Professional Development Workshop. There will be sessions and networking opportunities for visual, literary and performing artists. Sessions include: "Web Presence & Social Media Branding" with Karen Chigounis and "How to Promote Your Art & Yourself Without Annoying People" with Peter Murphy. Co-sponsored by the South Jersey Cultural Alliance & NJ State Council on the Arts. Location: Stockton College Carnegie Library Center, 35 S. Dr. MLK Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ. Learn more.

  • April 26-28 - Writing Workshop - Ocean View Poetry Getaway, Sea Isle City, NJ. Join us at the Jersey Shore for a relaxing writing retreat which will energize and inspire you. The weekend will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals and good company. Read. Write. Revise. Relax. Learn more & register. - Filled!


January 2013

  • January 18-21 - Writing Workshop - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway at Stockton Seaview Resort, near Atlantic City. Not your typical writers' conference. Advance your craft and energize your writing at the Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from small, intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and memoir. Learn more & register - Filled!


November 2012

  • November 3 & 4 - Writing Workshop - Quickie Poetry Getaway, Hilton Garden Inn, Bridgewater, NJ. Need a brief break from your life? Need to rekindle your love affair with poetry? Join Peter for this mid-autumn break to give your writing a much needed boost. No need to stay the night. No distractions. Just a day or two of writing. Learn more.


October 2012

  • October 3 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. - MW Event - Collingswood Book Festival Event: Sages of Ages: A special, fun-filled, interactive afternoon featuring authors, games, and prizes for attendees aged 50-plus. Guest speakers are Sandra White-Grear and Bill Brahms authors of Haddon Township (Images of America Series) and Peter, who will conduct a hands-on poetry workshop. Individuals and groups are welcome. Collingswood Community Center, 30 W. Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ. Free, reservations suggested: 856-854-3705. Full schedule of Book Festival events

  • October 3 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for The Children's Home of Burlington County. Learn more

  • October 5 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Wildwood Crest Schools. Learn more

  • October 6 - Book Festival - We're booth 83 at the Collingswood Book Festival—stop by and say hi. Haddon Ave., Downtown Collingswood, NJ. Rain or shine. In case of rain the festival will be held in Collingswood High School on Collings Ave.
    • At 10:45 a.m., Peter will lead a poetry workshop in the Poetry Tent (Next to the Pop Shop on Washington Avenue). Work off fun prompts to write a new poem with a short reading of new works to follow.
    • Full schedule of Book Festival events

  • October 9 - Peter - Painted Bride Quarterly kicks off its reader-curated series with writers Peter E. Murphy, Christian TeBordo, and Bryon MacWilliams at the Perch Pub, 1345 Locust Street. Reading begins at 8:00 p.m. Drink specials available. Hear mixed genres while you have a mixed drink. Reading is free and open to the public. Learn more

  • October 11-14 - Peter - I will be a host at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and Amanda will be stage managing. Held at the NJ Performing Arts Center and other locations in the Heart of Newark's Downtown Arts District. Come out and enjoy four days of readings, discussions, storytelling & music. Learn more about the Festival

  • October 13 - Social Event for Writers - Writers' Happy Hour at the Dodge Poetry Festival - Newark, NJ. Calling all writers and poets! Please join us for an informal afternoon of socializing, networking and drinks. Learn more

  • October 17 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for West New York School District. Learn more

  • October 18 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Camden Schools. Learn more

  • October 20 - 2:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading at the Red Bank Public Library with John Petrolino, Red Bank, NJ. Free.
  • October 25 - MW Event - Challenges for the Delusional Poetry Reading - Philadelphia, PA - Reading featuring the contributors to Challenges for the Delusional, an anthology of Peter's quirky writing prompts and the published poems they inspired. Free. Learn more

  • October 25 - Social Event for Writers - Writers' Happy Hour - Philadelphia, PA. Calling all writers and poets! Please join us for an informal evening of socializing, networking and drinks before we head around the corner to the Challenges for the Delusional Poetry Reading (see above). Learn more

  • October 30 - 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. - Peter - Facilitator for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's 22nd Annual Victor Bressler Arts & Humanities in Healthcare Conference: Bringing Caregivers Closer. 2012 Topic: When Caregivers Cry. This one-day conference will explore the challenges of caregiver self-care through the eyes of doctors, nurses, poets and writers. Breakout sessions involve reading, discussing and writing poetry and short prose pieces. Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. Learn more


September 2012

  • September 12 - MW Event - Challenges for the Delusional Poetry Reading - Woodbridge, NJ - Reading featuring the contributors to Challenges for the Delusional, an anthology of Peter's quirky writing prompts and the published poems they inspired. Free. Learn more
  • September 19 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Clark County School District in Dubois, ID. Learn more

  • September 22 - MW Event - Challenges for the Delusional Poetry Reading - Baltimore, MD - Reading featuring the contributors to Challenges for the Delusional, an anthology of Peter's quirky writing prompts and the published poems they inspired. Free. Learn more


August 2012

  • August 18-24 - Writing Workshop - Myth, Mountain & Imagination. Write in Wales. Join us for a unique writing retreat in the mountains of Wales. Make progress on your book or poetry while immersed in the breathtaking landscape which inspired the legend of King Arthur. Take advantage of plentiful writing time, workshops, organic meals & relaxing by the lake. All genres & levels. Learn more & register - Filled!

  • August 30 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Al Noor Islamic Academy in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Learn more


July 2012

  • July 8-13 - Peter - Master Teacher, NJ Council for the Humanities Summer Teacher Institutes, Richard Stockton College. Educators can earn 45 hours of professional development credit (and optional graduate credits too) during each residential summer program for K-12 teachers. Each session is packed with activities including lectures, discussions, field trips, films, writing workshops, curriculum planning and opportunities to network with scholars and teaching colleagues. Rolling admissions until filled. Learn more

  • July 29 - August 3 - Peter - Poetry workshops, Artist/Teacher Institute (aTi), Richard Stockton College. Intensive residential summer program offering writing, art and performance workshops for artists and teachers. Educators can earn 40 hours of PD credit. Co-sponsored by Arts Horizons, Stockton & the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Peter is leading the poetry workshop. Hope to see you there!! Rolling admissions until filled. Learn more


May 2012

  • May 5 - Peter - Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain Common Gathering, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's poetry exploration groups.

  • May 22 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Egg Harbor Township High's Poetry Festival, via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program.

  • May 30 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Cumberland Regional High's Poetry Festival, via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program. Stephen Dunn is the featured poet.


April 2012

  • April 4 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Bergen County Technical Schools. Learn more

  • April 13-15 - Writing Workshop - Ocean View Poetry Getaway, Sea Isle City, NJ. Join us at the Jersey Shore for a relaxing writing retreat which will energize and inspire you. The weekend will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals, and good company. Read. Write. Revise. Relax. Learn more & register - Filled!
  • April 19 - Peter - Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's poetry exploration groups. I am leading the Asbury Park group for teachers to “re-experience our deepest connections to this ancient art and to reawaken our ‘beginner's mind.'”

  • Arpil 27 - Peter - Visiting Poet at East Brunswick High's Poetry Festival, via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program.


March 20122

  • March 7 - MW Event - Challenges for the Delusional Poetry Reading - Richard Stockton College, Galloway, NJ - Featuring Stephen Dunn and other contributors to Challenges for the Delusional, an anthology of Peter's quirky writing prompts and the published poems they inspired. Free.

  • March 9 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School in W. Thoreau, NM. Learn more

  • March 16 - Social Event for Writers - Writers' Happy Hour - Philadelphia, PA. Calling all writers and poets! Please join us for an informal evening of socializing, networking and drinks. Learn more

  • March 20 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Creative Arts High School, Camden, NJ via the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program.

  • March 28 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Grace Lutheran School in La Plata, MD. Learn more


February 2012

  • February 18 - Peter - Judge, Poetry Out Loud Competition, Hosted by Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, Philadelphia, PA.


January 2012

  • January 13-16 - Writing Workshop - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway at Seaview Resort, near Atlantic City. Not your typical writers' conference.. Energize your writing with challenging and supportive workshops that focus on starting new material. Join us at the Jersey Shore for the at the 19th Annual Winter Getaway. Advance your craft with feedback from our award-winning faculty including Stephen Dunn. Choose from poetry, short story, novel, children's market, creative nonfiction, memoir, song writing and more. Learn more & register - Filled!

  • January 13 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Wildwood Crest Schools. Learn more

  • January - April - Peter - Professor, Approaching The Poem: A Writing/Teaching Workshop, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. Interested in taking this intensive poetry workshop taught by Stephen Dunn and myself? Learn more

November 2011

  • November 2 - 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. - Peter - Facilitator for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's 21st Annual Victor Bressler Arts & Humanities in Healthcare Conference: Bringing Caregivers Closer. 2011 Topic: Discussing Death and Dying. This one-day conference will explore the challenges of communication in health care through the eyes of doctors, nurses, poets and writers. Breakout sessions involve reading, discussing and writing poetry and short prose pieces. Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ.

  • November 9 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Mount Laurel Schools. Learn more

  • November 12 - Writing Workshop - Quickie Poetry Getaway. Need a brief break from your life? Need to rekindle your love affair with poetry? Join Peter for this mid-autumn Getaway to give your writing a much needed boost. No need to stay the night. No distractions. Just a day of writing. Learn more & register - Filled!
  • November 13 - Social Event for Writers - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Reunion — New York, NY. This is just what it sounds like, a chance to get together and socialize. For all members of the Murphy Writing Community, whether you've attended the Getaway once or are a "re-PETER." Mark it in your calendar now.


October 2011

  • October 1 - Book Festival - We're booth 97 at the Collingswood Book Festival—stop by and say hi. Haddon Ave., Downtown Collingswood, NJ. Rain or shine. In case of rain the festival will be held in Collingswood High School on Collings Ave. Learn more

  • October 7 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Cape May County Schools' county wide inservice day at Wildwood H.S. & Wildwood Crest Schools. Learn more

  • October 28 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Mannington Township School District. Learn more


September 2011

  • September 6 - Peter - Poetry reading and book signing at the Writers' Roundtable, Sussex, NJ. Free. For more information, contact: thewritersroundtable AT gmail DOT com.

  • September 14, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Peter - Panel Member for CREATE 365 Conference for Teaching Artists. Panel topic: "Secrets To My Success - How To Build A Career As A Teaching Artist" with Peter Murphy, Kit Sailer, Queen Nur and more. Sponsored by The New Jersey Arts Education Collective, The New Jersey State Council On The Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton, NJ. Open to the public: $25. Learn more & register

  • September 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Social Event for Writers - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Reunion — Philadelphia, PA. This is just what it sounds like, a chance to get together and socialize. For all members of the Murphy Writing Community, whether you've attended the Getaway once or are a "re-PETER." Mark it in your calendar now. View the invite for details

  • September 18 - Book Festival - We're booth 108 at the Brooklyn Book Festival—stop by and say hi. The Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America's premier book festivals, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY. Rain or shine. Learn more


August 2011

  • August 1-12 - Peter - Poetry workshops, Artist Teacher Institute, Rutgers University-Camden. Educators can earn 60 hours of PD credit during each non-residential summer program. Choose from writing, art and performance workshops for teachers and artists including two poetry workshops with Peter. Rolling admissions until filled. Learn more

  • August 15 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Lady Liberty Academy in Newark. Learn more

  • August 21-26 - Writing Workshop - Live Free and Write: A New Hampshire Getaway for Poets & Writers, Sunapee, NH. With Special Guest Maxine Kumin. Have it both ways. This getaway blends our trademark challenging and supportive workshop experience with plenty of free time for you to enjoy a refreshing New England summer retreat. Workshops in poetry and memoir will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals, and good company. Learn more - Filled!


July 2011

  • July 10-20 - Peter - Master Teacher, NJ Council for the Humanities Summer Teacher Institutes, Richard Stockton College. Educators can earn 45 hours of professional development credit (and optional graduate credits too) during each residential summer program for K-12 teachers. Each session is packed with activities including lectures, discussions, field trips, films, writing workshops, curriculum planning and opportunities to network with scholars and teaching colleagues. Rolling admissions until filled. Learn more


May 2011

  • May 15, 1-5 p.m. - Peter - I will be reading, representing “The Literary Review,” at Diane Lockward's Poetry Festival: A Celebration of Literary Journals. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell, NJ. Learn more

  • May 18 - Peter - Visiting Poet at Cumberland Regional High's Poetry Festival, which is cosponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. I will be leading workshops and giving a reading. Patricia Smith is the featured poet.


April 2011

  • April 6 - Peter - Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. I will read from and discuss my book of poems, Stubborn Child, to an interdisciplinary class on the Nature of Hope. Amazing.

  • April 14 - Peter - Poetry Café, Holly Heights School, Millville, NJ. I will be working with 5th graders helping them to read their poems aloud and proud.

  • April 29 - May 1 - Writing Workshop - Ocean View Poetry Getaway, Sea Isle City, NJ. Join us at the Jersey Shore for a relaxing writing retreat which will energize and inspire you. The weekend will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals, and good company. Read. Write. Revise. Relax. Learn more - Filled!


March 2011

  • Mondays, March 14 - April 25, 6:30-8:45 p.m. - Peter - Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's poetry exploration groups will meet for six weekly sessions throughout NJ. I am leading the weekly poetry group for teachers in Metuchen to “re-experience our deepest connections to this ancient art and to reawaken our ‘beginner's mind.'”

  • March 15, 7-9:45 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing with Renée Ashley, Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ. Free. For more information, contact: bloom306 AT yahoo DOT com.

  • March 21 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Fairview Public Schools. Learn more


February 2011

  • February 5, 4:30-5:45 p.m. - Peter - "Stephen Dunn Tribute Panel" at Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Maryland Suite Room, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. AWP's  Annual Conference is one of the biggest literary gatherings in the world. The long weekend includes lectures, readings, panel discussions, networking and more. Learn more

  • February 24, 9:30-10:45 a.m. - Peter - Poetry Writing Workshop. I will be leading a free session which will provide tips and suggestions on how to develop and improve your poetry writing. A stimulating discussion and writing prompt will get you started. Positive feedback will help you revise your new poem into a more mature literary work. The workshop will conclude with resources for continuing reading and writing poetry. Poets & Writers Festival at the Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry (CBI) Building, 18th & Callowhill Sts., Room TBA. Free and open to the public. Learn more


January 2011

  • January 14-17 - Writing Workshop - 18th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Cape May, NJ. Over the past 17 years, the Getaway has helped thousands of poets & writers develop their craft while making lifelong friends. The focus isn't on the award-winning faculty, it's on helping you improve and advance your skills. You'll enjoy small, supportive workshops each with 10 or fewer participants during this intensive conference. Learn more - Most workshops filled

  • Tuesdays, January 18 - May 3, 6-9 p.m. - Peter - Professor, Approaching The Poem: A Writing/Teaching Workshop, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. Interested in taking this intensive poetry workshop taught by Stephen Dunn and myself? Click here for details.

  • January 27 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Fairview Public Schools. Learn more
  • January 28 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Mannington Township School District. Learn more


December 2010

  • December 6 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Fairview Public Schools. Learn more

  • December 10, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. - Peter - Facilitator for BRINGING CAREGIVERS CLOSER: Caring Communication Heals. AtlantiCare Medical Center Annual Humanities in Medicine Retreat, Carnegie Library Center of Richard Stockton College, Atlantic City, NJ. This one day conference will explore the challenges of communication in health care through the eyes of doctors, nurses, poets and writers. Keynote speakers include Jack Coulehan, M.D., poet & editor of Blood and Bone: Poems by Physicians. Breakout sessions involve reading, discussing and writing poetry and short prose pieces.

  • December 11, 1-4 p.m. - Peter - Artist/Teacher Institute Poetry Workshop led by Peter Murphy. Write a poem where artists make glass. Don't blow it. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Centers, 1501 501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ. $35. Registration required: contact Jenifer Simon at 201-567-1766 x102.


November 2010

  • November 6 and/or 7, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Writing Workshop - Quickie Poetry Getaway, Hilton Garden Inn, Bridgewater, NJ. Need a brief break from your life? Need to rekindle your love affair with poetry? Join Peter for this mid-autumn break to give your writing a much needed boost. No need to stay the night. No distractions. Just a day or two of writing. Learn more - Filled!

  • November 23 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Palmyra Public Schools. Learn more


October 2010

  • October 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Book Festival - We're booth 8 at the Collingswood Book Festival—stop by and say hi. Haddon Ave., Downtown Collingswood, NJ. Rain or shine. In case of rain the festival will be held in Collingswood High School on Collings Ave. Learn more

  • October 2, 6-10 p.m. - MW - 4th Annual benefit for one of our favorite nonprofits, Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund, Milton & Betty Katz JCC, Margate, NJ. Please join us to support Jan-Ai which provides scholarships to young writers, artists & musicians. Learn more

  • October 6, 7:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Medford Arts Center, 18 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055. Free.

  • October 7-10 - Peter - I will be a host at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, NJ PAC & other locations in the Heart of Newark's Downtown Arts District. Come out and enjoy four days of readings, discussions, storytelling & music. Learn more

  • October 8 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Cape May County Schools' county wide inservice day at Wildwood H.S. & Wildwood Crest School. Learn more

  • October 13, 6-7:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry Writing Workshop. I will be leading a free session which will provide tips and suggestions on how to develop and improve your poetry writing. A stimulating discussion and writing prompt will get you started. Positive feedback will help you revise your new poem into a more mature literary work. The workshop will conclude with resources for continuing reading and writing poetry. Lucien E. Blackwell Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 125 South 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139. Free but registration encouraged.

  • October 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Peter -The Business of Writing Workshop. I will be leading a free session on The Business of Writing which can help you put your writing life in order. Learn strategies to organize yourself so you spend more time writing and less time futzing about the business part of the business. Kingsessing Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1201 S. 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143.  Free but registration encouraged.

  • October 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. - MW - Annual dinner for another one of our favorite nonprofits, the NJ Council for the Humanities, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ. Please join us to support NJCH. The evening will include a stimulating conversation on "Ideologies and American Ideals: From the Cold War to the War on Terror" featuring National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman, James A. Leach and John V. Fleming, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. Learn more

  • October 27 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Bergen County Technical Schools & North Bergen Schools. Learn more

  • October 29 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Mannington Township School District. Learn more


August 2010

  • August 2-13 - Peter - Poetry workshops, Artist Teacher Institute, Rutgers University-Camden. Educators can earn 60 hours of PD credit during each non-residential summer program. Choose from writing, art and performance workshops for teachers and artists including two poetry workshops with Peter. Rolling admissions until filled. Learn more

  • August 14-20 - Writing Workshop - Vision, Valley & Revelation: A Getaway for Poets & Writers in Wales, South Wales, UK. Join us for a unique Writing Getaway near historic Tintern Abbey. Make progress on your book or poetry while immersed in the idyllic setting which inspired Wordsworth. Take advantage of plentiful writing time, workshops, homemade meals & relaxing by the pool. Learn more


July 2010

  • July 11-23 - Peter - Master Teacher, NJ Council for the Humanities Summer Teacher Institutes, Richard Stockton College. Educators can earn 45 hours of professional development credit (and optional graduate credits too) during each residential summer program for K-12 teachers. Each session is packed with activities including lectures, discussions, field trips, films, writing workshops, curriculum planning and opportunities to network with scholars and teaching colleagues. Rolling admissions until June 1. Learn more - Filled!

April 2010

  • April 8-10 - Book Festival - We're table A2 at the AWP Annual Conference. Look for us at the Bookfair and stop by and say hi, or visit during our author signings:
       -> Thursday: 1 p.m. - Barbara Daniels; 2 p.m. - Laura McCullough (note new time!)
       -> Friday: 1 p.m. - Karen Z. Duffy; 3 p.m. - Terese Svoboda
       -> Saturday: 11 a.m. - Douglas Goetsch ; 1 p.m. - Peter E. Murphy
    The conference is one of the biggest literary gatherings in the world. The long weekend includes lectures, readings, panel discussions, networking and more. Hyatt Regency Denver & Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO. Learn more

  • April 17 & 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  - Book Festival - Philadelphia Free Library Festival. Look for our booth and stop by and say hi. The Festival weekend will be packed with free events for the whole family, including celebrity author appearances, live musical performances, and children's authors and entertainment—plus a bustling Street Fair and Literary Marketplace showcasing what's new in the publishing world. 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA. Rain or shine. Learn more

  • April 23-25 - Writing Workshop - 5th Annual Weekend Poetry Retreat, Sea Isle City, NJ. Join Peter for a relaxing weekend retreat which will get you writing and offer opportunities to share what you produce in supportive feedback sessions. Will benefit both beginning and experienced poets. Read. Write. Revise. Relax. Learn more - Filled!

  • April 27 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshops for Bergen County Technical Schools & North Bergen Schools. Learn more


March 2010

  • March 3, 4 - 8 p.m. - Peter - Reading as part of a tribute to Stephen Dunn. This is the opening event for Stockton's manuscript exhibit on Stephen Dunn's Revision Process. Includes a Meet and Greet Reception, A Tribute to Stephen (by former students by Emari DiGiorgio, Nikole Ingram, Laura McCullough, Joe-Anne McLaughlin, Peter E. Murphy, Maxine Patroni, and BJ Ward) and a poetry reading by Stephen himself. Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. Free.
     
  • March 6 - Rescheduled from February 27 - Peter - Judge, Poetry Out Loud Competition, Philadelphia, PA.

  • March 10, 6 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Spring Poetry Night Series, Pleasantville Library, 33 Martin L. King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville, NJ. Free.
     
  • March 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - Peter - Workshop Leader at the aTi Intersession. Peter will be leading a poetry workshop. Description: Using a variety of contemporary poems as models and inspiration, participants will trigger the imagination and strengthen language skills to compose drafts of original poems that are meaningful, satisfying and "true." Learn strategies for developing, interpreting and revising poems that bring the creative writing process to life for all students. Held at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. Registration required.

  • March 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Peter - Presenter at the South Jersey Cultural Alliance's Artist Professional Development Workshop: Getting the Tools You Need. There will be breakout sessions and networking opportunities for for visual, literary and performing artists. Peter will be leading a session on The Business of Writing which can help you put your writing life in order. Learn strategies to organize yourself so you spend more time writing and less time futzing about the business part of the business. Held at the Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall, Burlington, NJ. Registration required.


February 2010

  • February 11, 7:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Warren County Community College's Visiting Authors Series, with Cat Doty. Warren County Community College, Room 123, 475 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ. Free.

  • February 26 - Peter - Postponed - Leading Dodge Foundation sponsored poetry reading and workshops for students, Seneca H.S. Poetry Festival.


January 2010

  • January 6 - Inservice Solutions - Two professional development workshops at Capital Preparatory Charter High School in Trenton, NJ. Learn more

  • January 15-18 - Writing Workshop - 17th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Cape May, NJ. Over the past 16 years, the Getaway has helped thousands of poets & writers develop their craft while making lifelong friends. The focus isn't on the award-winning faculty, it's on helping you improve and advance your skills. You'll enjoy small, supportive workshops each with 10 or fewer participants during this intensive conference. Learn more - Filled!
      January 16, 4:30 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, with Kathleen Graber, for the 2009 NJ State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) Poetry Fellowship winners. At the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway in collaboration with NJSCA. Penthouse Ballroom at The Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ. Free & open to the public.
       
  • Tuesdays, January 19 - May 4, 2010, 6-9 p.m. - Peter - Professor, Approaching The Poem: A Writing/Teaching Workshop, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. Interested in taking this intensive poetry workshop taught by Stephen Dunn and myself? Click here for details.


December 2009

  • December 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. - Peter - Facilitator, BRINGING CAREGIVERS CLOSER: Nurturing The Humanity And The Art Of Primary Healthcare, AtlantiCare Medical Center Annual Retreat, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. This one day conference will explore the challenges of primary health care through the eyes of doctors, nurses, poets and writers. Keynote speakers include Danielle Ofri, M.D., poet, writer and editor of the Bellevue Literary Review. - Filled!

  • December 17, 7 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing with open reading to follow. Last Thursday Reading Series, Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Rd., Middletown, NJ. Free.


November 2009

  • November 6-8 - Writing Workshop - Live Free and Write: A New Hampshire Getaway for Poets & Writers, Sunapee, NH. Join Peter E. Murphy and Mimi Schwartz for a relaxing writing retreat which will energize and inspire you. Workshops in poetry and creative nonfiction will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals, and good company. Learn more

  • November 10, 7 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Moonstone Poetry Series, with J. C. Todd, Open reading to follow. Moonstone Arts Center, Robin's Book Store, 108 S. 13th Street, Philly, PA. Free. Learn more

  • November 19, 5-7:30 p.m. - Peter - Memoir Writing: Where Imagination & Memory Meet: A workshop for teachers of grades 3-12. New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ. Free but registration required.


October 2009

  • October 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Book Festival - We're booth 62 at the Collingswood Book Festival—stop by and say hi. Haddon Ave., Downtown Collingswood, NJ. Rain or shine. In case of rain the festival will be held in Collingswood High School on Collings Ave. Learn more

  • October 3, 6-10 p.m. - MW - 3rd Annual benefit for our favorite nonprofit, Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund, Dante Hall Theater, Atlantic City. Please join us to support Jan-Ai which provides scholarships to young writers, artists & musicians. Learn more

  • October 7, 6-8 p.m. - Peter - Introduction to Poetry Writing Workshop, Ventnor Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor City, NJ. Free but registration required.

  • October 9 - Inservice Solutions - 12 professional development workshops for Cape May County Schools' county wide inservice day at Wildwood H.S. & Wildwood Crest School. Learn more

  • October 9-11 - MW - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Faculty/Staff Retreat

  • October 12 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Garfield Public Schools. Learn more

  • October 20, 9:30 a.m. - Peter - I will be moderating a panel on Resources and Publication at the New Century Poetics Colloquium. This two day event features Gates-Ferry Lecturer Mark Doty. Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ. Free but registration required.

  • October 20, 2 p.m. - Peter - I will be on a panel on Pursuing a Career in the Arts, DiscoverAbility NJ 2009 Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ. Free but registration by October 9 required.


September 2009

  • September 20, 2 p.m. - Rescheduled from September 13 - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Dublin House Pub & Restaurant, Reading will be on the 2nd Floor, 30 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ.


August 2009

  • August 17 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop for Eagle Pass Independent School District, TX. Learn more

  • August 19-20 - MW - Site visit to Monmouth, Wales to explore the area and activities for the Optional Excursions for our 2010 Wales Getaway.

  • August 22-28 - Writing Workshop - Myth, Mountain & Imagination: A Getaway for Poets & Writers in Wales, North Wales, UK. Write new poems or prose while immersed in the breathtaking landscape which inspired the legend of King Arthur and the Welsh epic The Mabinogion. Peter's unique assignments will challenge you to stretch your imagination by exploring your personal myth to produce new work based on life experiences, fantasies and dreams. - Filled!

  • August 30-31 - MW - Site visit to Cardiff, Wales to explore the area and activities for the Optional Excursions for our 2010 Wales Getaway.


July 2009

  • July 5-17 - Peter - Master Teacher, NJ Council for the Humanities Summer Teacher Institutes, Richard Stockton College. Learn more - Filled!

  • July 27-August 7 - Peter - Poetry workshops, Artist Teacher Institute, Rutgers University-Camden, NJ, Learn more

  • July 28, 7 p.m. - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Riverton Free Library, 306 Main Street, Riverton, NJ. Free.


May 2009

  • May 1-3 - MW - Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Faculty/Staff Retreat

  • May 7-29 - Peter - Personal writing Retreat (At last!) in Florida & environs


April 2009

  • April 1 - MW - Site visit to Caer Llan Retreat Center in Monmouth, Wales, venue for our 2010 Wales Getaway.

  • April 16 - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Barnes & Noble, Clifton, NJ. Free.

  • April 17 - Peter - Poetry reading & workshops for students at Tenafly H.S.

  • April 23 - Peter - Poetry reading & keynote address, NJ Council of Teachers of English Writing Awards Ceremony, Scotch Plains, NJ.

  • April 24-26 - Writing Workshop - 4th Annual Weekend Poetry Retreat, Sea Isle City, NJ. Join Peter for a relaxing weekend retreat which will get you writing and offer opportunities to share what you produce in supportive feedback sessions. Will benefit both beginning and experienced poets. Read. Write. Revise. Relax. Learn more - Filled!

  • April 28 - Peter - Poetry workshops for students and faculty at Southern Regional H.S., Manahawkin, NJ.

  • April 29 - Peter - Led Dodge Foundation Giving Voice session for teachers, Glassboro H.S.


March 2009

  • March 11 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop at Philadelphia Electrical & Tech Charter H.S.

  • March 14 - Peter - Planning meeting for Giving Voice, Dodge Foundation HQ.

  • March 27 - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, "My New Life, My New Poem" Festival, Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ. Free.

  • March 28 - Peter - Poetry workshop, Artist Teacher Institute follow up session, Rutgers University-Camden, NJ.


February 2009

  • February 7 - Peter - Judge, Poetry Out Loud Competition, Philadelphia, PA.

  • February 10-12 - Peter - Panelist, Round 2 of Artist in Education applicants, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

  • February 25 - Inservice Solutions - Professional development workshop at Philadelphia Electrical & Tech Charter H.S.

  • February 26 - Peter - Poetry reading & book signing, Visiting Writers Series, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. Free.


January 2009

  • January 16-19 - Writing Workshop - 16th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Cape May, NJ. Over the past 16 years, the Getaway has helped thousands of poets & writers develop their craft while making lifelong friends. The focus isn't on the award-winning faculty, it's on helping you improve and advance your skills. You'll enjoy small, supportive workshops each with 10 or fewer participants during this intensive conference. Learn more - Most workshops filled

  • January 22 - Peter - Panelist, Round 1 of Artist in Education applicants, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

  • January 27 - Peter - Panelist, NJ State Council on the Arts Roundtable, Rahway, NJ.