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Writing retreats and workshops

Escape 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 and an encouraging community. Get Away to Write.

Upcoming Programs

Literary Life Open Mic Featuring Emari DiGiorgio
Tuesday, December 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Hammonton, NJ
Join us for the first Literary Life Open Mic. The evening will feature a reading by award-winning poet Emari DiGiorgio, who will read from her new book, The Things a Body Might Become, followed by an open mic hosted by Peter Murphy. You are invited to share your poetry or prose with an audience of like-minded people in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Each poet may share one poem or for 2 minutes. Prose writers may read for up to 3 minutes. Not a writer? Come anyway and enjoy listening. Sponsored by Kramer Hall and Murphy Writing of Stockton University. Location: Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. RSVPs via Facebook are encouraged.

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring.
January 12-15, 2018, Atlantic City, NJ area
Special Guests: Stephen Dunn & Gregory Pardlo
25th Anniversary! Advance your craft and energize your writing at the Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from novel writing, freelance writing, memoir, fiction, nonfiction, writing for children and poetry. Workshops are filling quickly. Learn more.

Publishing Workshop
A One Day Retreat for Poets and Writers
Saturday, March 3, 2018, Hammonton, NJ
Do you want to publish your writing but struggle with a lack of know-how and fear of rejection? Join us for this hands-on workshop where we will guide you through the process from blank page to published piece. If you are an aspiring author you will learn how and where to submit your work. If you are experienced you will discover new markets and resources to expand your readership. Whether you are working on a novel, memoir, short stories, personal essays or poetry, you will go home with an action plan and the tools to carry it out. Registration will open on January 30, 2018. Sign up for our email list for a reminder.

River View Poetry Getaway

Write. Relax. Reconnect.
May 4-6, 2018, Garrison, NY
Save the date. Registration will open on January 30, 2018. Sign up for our email list for a reminder.

Get Away to Write - Wales
A getaway for poets and writers
July 7-14, 2018, North Wales
** International writing retreat **
Join us in idyllic Wales to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing retreat that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, invaluable instruction, breathtaking mountain views, organic meals and excursions to castles, the coast and more. Registration will open on January 30, 2018. Sign up for our email list for a reminder.

We announce new writing retreats every few months.

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We offer "Early Bard" and "re-PETER" Discounts for most of our Getaways. Be sure to take advantage!

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