Murphy Writing of Stockton University and Kramer Hall Present
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Filled
9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Stockton University Kramer Hall, Hammonton, NJ
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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.
"I loved how welcoming the retreat was. I truly felt among
a community of writers rather than people promoting themselves. The workshop
was encouraging and informative. I'm really
looking forward to the next one."
~ Jenna, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Space is limited.
Our programs fill quickly.
Register today so you're
Join us for this hands-on workshop to deepen your understanding of the
publishing process. It will take place in a computer lab where you will
become acquainted with today’s premier submission resources. Then you
will apply what you’ve learned through hands-on research and goal
setting. This motivating day consists of two parts.
Part 1 - You will learn:
||How to prepare your manuscript
||What literary agents do and when you might need one
||Where to find the right market for the right piece
||How to easily navigate postal and electronic submissions
Part 2 - You will:
||Apply what you’ve learned through hands-on research and goal setting
||Explore the featured resources to identify ideal markets for your work
||Learn how to efficiently track your submissions
||Create an action plan to submit to the three best markets after the workshop
Whether you are working on a novel, memoir, short story, personal essay
or poetry, you will go home inspired, with a personalized plan and the
tools to carry it out.
Attendance is strictly limited.
"After writing assiduously and with dedication for over a decade, I am now
ready to publish in a serious way. This workshop came at a perfect time and was
tailored to my current writing needs. Serendipity!"
~ Rina, Highland Park, NJ
||Arrive and sign in
||Welcome and Part 1 (Coffee break at 11:15)
E. Murphy has led hundreds of workshops for writers and
teachers. He 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 seven
books and chapbooks including Stubborn Child, a finalist for the Paterson
Poetry Prize. His recent essays and poems appear in The Common, Diode,
Gravel, Guernica, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Lindenwood
Review, The New Welsh Reader, Rattle, Word Riot and
elsewhere. He has received fellowships and awards 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. Enjoy a
brief interview with Peter
and read some of his work at
This workshop will take place at Kramer Hall, Stockton University's
beautifully restored three-story former shoe factory. Centrally located in
the Arts District of Downtown Hammonton, Kramer Hall is seconds away from
shops, restaurants, The Eagle Theatre, the Hammonton Arts Center and the
Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton. Hammonton is in the heart of South
Jersey–only 40 minutes from Philadelphia, 70 minutes from Princeton and under
2 hours from North Jersey and New York. See the Travel
section below for the address, directions and parking info.
I haven't published anything yet. Will I fit in?
Absolutely. This is the ideal workshop for you to get started! If you are an aspiring
author you will learn how and where to submit your work. Peter's unique teaching will
allow this supportive program to benefit both beginning and experienced writers. We
pride ourselves on building an encouraging community of writers where all feel welcome.
I've already published a few pieces. Will I learn anything new?
Yes! Even if you have already published some of your writing, this workshop will help
you discover new markets and resources to expand your readership. You will also be
motivated to set new publishing goals and learn tips to more efficiently track your
"This was my first Murphy Writing workshop. It was worth my time, travel
and money. I learned a lot!"
~ Greg, Hinesburg, VT
for March 4 — $150
Includes the workshop, a morning coffee break and a lunch of salad and sandwiches.
advantage and save:
● "re-PETER" Discount ($15 off) if you've attended any
of our other programs
● Stockton Discount ($15 off) for students,
alumni, faculty, adjuncts or staff
Wait List Information
The program is filled. To be added to the
wait list, please complete our
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The Fine Print
● Full fee due upon registration
● "re-PETER" Discount ($15 off) if you've attended any of our other programs
● Stockton Discount ($15 off) for students, alumni, faculty, adjuncts or staff
● Sorry, only one discount per person
● Change Fee ($25) will be charged to make changes to your
registration after September 3
● By February 18 — 50% credit toward one of our upcoming
● After February 18 — No refund
We are not currently offering scholarships for this program. Sign up for our
email list to be notified about future scholarship opportunities.
Space is limited.
Our programs fill quickly.
Register today so you're
"This was an excellent way to spend a Saturday. I found many new markets for my
work. I’m leaving this workshop motivated even though I already submit quite
~ Margaret, Hamilton, NJ
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Stockton University Kramer Hall
Computer Lab - Room 205
30 Front Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
There is plenty of free parking at Kramer Hall including lots on both sides of the
building as well free parking on Front Street. There are also two municipal lots a
block away on the other side of the railroad tracks.
From Philadelphia or Atlantic City to Hammonton: Take the
NJ Transit Atlantic City Rail Line to the Hammonton Station. The station is
a 5 minute walk from Kramer Hall.
Unfortunately, we cannot recommend any hotels in Hammonton. Try
which are both approximately a 30 minute drive.
Additional Meals (Optional)
This writing retreat provides meals as described above.
There are numerous options within a 5 minute walk if you wish to eat dinner in Hammonton.
Note: If you are coming from out of town and prefer a Writing Getaway
where we make the hotel and meal arrangements for you, consider one of our other
upcoming writing retreats.
full collection of
Writing Getaway photos.
needed this. I feel absolutely inspired and I can’t wait to attend again.”
~ Susan, Medford, NJ
“There’s a great energy in the room at this program. I appreciate the
planning that goes into the day. The pacing is perfect--just enough time for
each prompt. The prompts are creative and thought-provoking. These workshops
are always so productive; I leave with so many ideas and pieces to expand
~ Jackie, Bridgeton, NJ
"Peter, magically, has the ability to sweep away doubts, excuses and the
static in my head–until all that is left is the opportunity to write. Another
~ Joe, Marmora, NJ
Murphy is an inspirational force of nature! He is wonderful at fostering a
warm, inviting environment in which writing comes easily. The writing
community is blessed to have his leadership and presence."
~ Shore Thing Writing Getaway Participant
"I loved this event. Peter offered great insight into the craft of
writing in an honest, down-to-earth way. The reading selections were great
examples and the prompts were perfectly challenging."
~ Farrah, Manahawkin, NJ
"I have a tendency to write with the emergency brake on, but your exercises
provided me with some wonderful new tools for freeing my imagination. I really
appreciate the amount of thought you put into the program."
~ Mary, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Participants will receive a professional development certificate of
participation. Stockton University is recognized by the New Jersey
Department of Education to provide Professional Development credit hours,
which many other states are willing to accept. You may check with your
employer to see if it will work for you.
Call 609-626-3594 or email