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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

Get Away to Write - Spain
A Getaway for Poets and Writers
July 11-18, 2017, Catalonia, Spain
** 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, excursions to Barcelona and more. Filled. Wait list available. Learn more.

Murphy Write-In: July 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6-8 pm, Hammonton, NJ
Murphy Writing has teamed up with our colleagues at Kramer Hall to offer a free monthly "Write-In" as part of Main Street Hammonton’s Third Thursday. No cost—just time to write, encouragement and community. New: Now includes prompts and the option to share your writing! Free. Learn more.

When the Political Becomes Personal
A one day workshop for writers
Saturday, July 29, 2017, Hammonton, NJ
Are you eager to contribute to the political conversation? Take advantage of our supportive atmosphere as a safe space to write a provocative personal essay worthy of submitting to the Op-Ed editors of major publications. Whether you lean left or right—or stand smack dab in the middle—this invigorating workshop will help you transform your fiery arguments into an eloquent and persuasive, thought-provoking piece. Filled. Wait list available. Learn more.

Live Free and Write
A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers
August 13-18, 2017, Sunapee, NH
Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Only 3 spaces left. Learn more.

Tickling the Muse
Engaging your readers with humor
Saturday, September 9, 2017, Atlantic City, NJ
Learn how to add levity to your poetry and prose to better engage your audience. This writing workshop will teach you how to perk up serious topics with a bit of humor while still respecting the nature of your subject. Smile, relax and let us help you develop stronger, more memorable pieces. Learn more.

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring.
January 12-15, 2018, Atlantic City, NJ area
Special Guests: Stephen Dunn & TBA
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 fiction, nonfiction, memoir and poetry. Scholarships available. Save the date.

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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