Presented by The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars
For Poets, Fiction and Nonfiction Writers
Dante Hall Theater, Atlantic City, NJ
July 13, 2013 - Filled
September 7, 2013 - Filled -
Wait list info
Treat yourself to a late summer 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.
"Perfect themes for tickling the muse. Good prompts and atmosphere.
I'd love to do this quarterly!"
~ Jeff, Bloomfield, NJ
Space is limited.
Our programs fill quickly—Both
dates filled in a month!
today so you're not disappointed!
Join us for this late summer getaway designed for writers of
fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Trigger your
imagination and compose new work that will surprise and please
you. Spend the day immersed in the literary life: discussing
writing, doing your own writing and sharing some of your new
drafts. This is not a gamble. This is a shore thing.
"Re-PETERs" welcome! Prompts, readings and craft discussion will
differ each time.
||Welcome and Craft Discussion
||Prompt #1 Writing Time
||Prompt #2 Writing Time
||Head Home or DO AC
Peter E. Murphy
was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated
heavy equipment, managed a night club and drove a cab. He is
the author of Stubborn Child, a finalist for the 2006
Paterson Poetry Prize, and a chapbook of poems, Thorough &
Efficient. His unique poetry writing assignments have been
collected in Challenges for the Delusional (2012), published by Jane Street Press. In addition to receiving a 2009 Poetry
Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, he has
received awards and fellowships from The Atlantic Center for the
Arts, Yaddo, The Folger Shakespeare Library and the White House
Commission on Presidential Scholars. He directs the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for
poets, writers and teachers.
Shore Thing Writing Getaway will take place at Dante Hall Theater,
Richard Stockton College's 1920s restored theater, down the
block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk. Located at
the foot of the AC Expressway in the heart of Atlantic City's
historic Ducktown neighborhood, Dante Hall Theater is just 75 minutes
from Philadelphia, 100 minutes from Princeton and just over 2
hours from North Jersey and New York. See the
Travel section below for the address,
directions and parking info.
If you would like to DO AC, here are options to consider:
Swim at one of Atlantic City's
● Walk on the
● Shop at the
Tanger outlets & the Pier.
● Join a new writer friend or two for
I haven't attended a mixed genre workshop before. How will I benefit
from this program?
While different genres have different demands, Peter has found that fiction
writers, nonfiction writers and poets can learn much about their own craft
by reading, discussing and experimenting with the craft of others. For
example, playing with dialogue, setting and point of view can make a poem
more surprising and meaningful. Paying attention to compression, rhythm and
sound can make a work of prose stronger and more credible.
I write both poetry and fiction. Do I need to have a project in mind to
No, a number of our participants write both poetry and prose. It's not
uncommon for someone to decide what form their writing will take after Peter
gives the prompt.
I'm new to writing workshops. Will I fit in?
Absolutely! Peter's unique prompts 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.
Tuition—$65—includes a lunch of Atlantic City subs and a soft drink
July 13, 2013 -
September 7, 2013 - Filled
Wait List Information
Both dates filled in just 4 weeks! To be added to the
wait list, please complete our
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The Fine Print
● Registration deadline: September 4
● Full fee due upon registration
● "re-PETER" Discount ($5) if you've attended any of our other programs
● Discount ($5) if you're a member of the South Jersey Poets Collective
● Only one discount available per participant
● Change Fee ($25) will be charged to make changes to your
registration after July 3
● By August 23 — 50% credit toward one of our upcoming programs
● After August 23 — No refund
Space is limited.
Our programs fill quickly.
today so you're not disappointed!
Dante Hall Theater
14 North Mississippi Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
There is a parking lot on Mississippi Avenue directly across the
street from Dante Hall Theater that charges $10/day on weekends. There are
two additional parking garages a block away. Limited free street
parking may be available according to posted signs.
From the Atlantic City Expressway East: At the foot of the AC
Expressway, make the first right onto Fairmount Avenue. From
Fairmount Avenue, take the first left onto Mississippi Avenue. Dante Hall Theater is located in the middle of the next block (Mississippi Avenue,
between Arctic and Atlantic Avenues).
Or click here for
Google driving directions.
From New York City
Bus: New York City to Atlantic City:
NJ Transit Bus #319. The
Atlantic City Bus Terminal is approximately a 5 minute walk to Dante Hall Theater.
Train: Philadelphia to Atlantic City:
NJ Transit Atlantic City Rail Line. The Atlantic City Station is approximately an 8 minute walk to
Dante Hall Theater.
"I have been to 11 Getaways and 17 of the poems I drafted there have been
published! Your goofy prompts/ variations/ challenges for the delusional
really work. 17 poems I would not have written if not for you, Peter. Thank
you for helping me become a poet."
~ Pat, Elkton, MD
"This getaway provided an excellent opportunity to write, which I normally
don't have in my busy life. Everyone was very supportive and welcoming, the
food was superb and the accommodations were beautiful. I loved staying so
close to the beach!”
~ Sherrie R., Bridgeton, NJ
"This was my first time attending and I truly grew. I loved the low-key, relaxed nature and appreciated the thoughtful
assignments and how they were structured. I loved the sessions, the
combination of reading, craft suggestions, discussions and writing. Thanks
for the great experience."
~ Christine, Philadelphia, PA
"Thanks for your skillfully delivered kicks in the ass. The structure is
well designed to help us get out what's inside us. Well worth the money. You
really deliver what we need."
~ Dave, Cherry Hill, NJ
● Earn Professional Development Credit.
Murphy Writing Seminars, LLC is recognized by the New Jersey
Department of Education to provide Professional Development credit
hours which many other states are willing to accept. Check with your
school to see if it will work for you. You will earn 7 hours of professional
development credit for participating in this program.
● Your school may pay for you. Many educators are sponsored or reimbursed by their
school districts and colleges for our workshops. Purchase orders are
Call 609-823-5076 or email