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Get Away to Write - Scotland
A Getaway for Poets and Writers
July 28-August 5, 2016
Dundee, Scotland

Are you a writer who loves to travel? Join us next summer. Using the vibrant university city of Dundee as our home base, join us for a week of writing and exploring this beautiful country. We'll go beyond the typical tourist path and get to know the real Scotland.

Enjoy supportive workshops, readings by local writers and excursions to Edinburgh, the coast and more. Scholarships available.

Save the date. Registration will open December 10, 2015, at which point all of the details and prices will be available.

In the meantime, sign up for our email list to be notified when registration opens and to learn about future writing retreats in the US and abroad.

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Take a look at the photos from our most recent international writing retreat or view our full collection of Writing Getaway photos.

View video highlights of our 2012 writing retreat in Wales, created by participant Nicole Zuckerman. Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod. Try and say that three times fast.


"Attending was a big deal for me since I'd never been to a writing retreat before. It turned out to be fabulous—the atmosphere was perfect for writing and Peter was an excellent teacher. His lessons were unique and helped uncork my writing, getting me to think and use my writing time wisely. I highly enjoyed the trip and would recommend a Murphy Writing retreat to absolutely anybody, whether a novice or pro."
   ~ Michelle, Poetry, Huntsville, TX

"I came to write, and Wales was a super setting in which to do it. I am impressed with your knowledge and the breadth of your experience, Peter, and I am thankful for the community of writers I encountered at the Wales Getaway!"
   ~ Merrill, Memoir & Poetry, Middlesfield, CT

"The program was one of the most enjoyable vacations I ever had. The friendships, the creativity, the entire experience of the workshop, guest speakers and excursions amounted to a trip I will never forget. It helped me as a writer, as a potential novelist, and I'll be back."
   ~ Walt, Novelist, Linwood, NJ

"The program couldn't have been better. I especially enjoyed the feedback sessions, with their warm atmosphere and an environment of trust which helped us listen to each other, to really hear what the reader was saying and venture a thought or two. Thank you for everything."
   ~ Belinda, Short Fiction & Memoir, Barcelona, Spain

"I think you, Peter, are one of the best writing teachers around, certainly the best I've ever had, the proliferation of MFA programs notwithstanding. You create a space where writers can REALLY GROW, and my manuscript and I are very happy to have been in it for a week."
   ~ Kate, Memoir, New York, NY

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