Wednesday Scene: A Getaway & A Workshop

November 30 / 16

Good Morning! Last Wednesday for November. Not too much going on, but I did find this little gem to share with some writers…..

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24th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Galloway, New Jersey, United States


January 13-16, 2017 – Atlantic City area

Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 24th Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn and Sharon Olds. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at

This program is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.



Featured Writers Include:

Stephen Dunn, Sharon Olds, James Richardson and more. Past workshop leaders include Kim Addonizio, Julianna Baggott, Christian Bauman, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Mark Doty, Kathleen Graber, Tony Hoagland, Dorianne Laux, Thomas Lux, Laura McCullough, Carol Plum-Ucci, Mimi Schwartz, Patricia Smith, Terese Svoboda. Directed by Peter E. Murphy. See for this year’s faculty list and bios.



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature


Stockton Seaview Hotel
(near Atlantic City)
New Jersey, United States

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US and abroad to help writers develop their craft. When writers immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in their art. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, founded in 1994, is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and writers from across the country each year. In Fall 2014, Murphy Writing became part of Stockton University.

Our Participants Say it Best

“The Getaway was exactly what I needed to recharge as a writer and start the year off on the right foot. From the supportive community to the hotel’s friendly atmosphere, I left feeling inspired. Now I can’t wait to get back to work on the many projects I’ve lined up for myself. I only wish the Getaway could last all year!” ~ Cate, Pittsburgh, PA

Our Philosophy

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, good meals and good company. Get Away to Write.

View our upcoming programs by visiting

At A Glance:

JAN 13 JAN 16, 2017


TUITION / COST:“Early Bard” and “re-PETER” Discounts available. See website for details:
Sign up for our email list to receive scholarship details when they become available:

PHONE: 609-626-3594


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Tin House Winter Workshops

Newport, Oregon, United States

These retreats combine the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in all things literary. The program consists of morning workshops, one-on-one meetings with faculty, afternoon craft discussions, and generative exercises. Evenings are reserved for coastal revelry.

Session 1 (Fiction)

January 20th-January 23rd

Faculty: Kevin Barry, T. Geronimo Johnson, and Michelle Wildgen

Session 2 (CNF)

January 27th-January 30th

Faculty: Melissa Febos, Rob Spillman, and Lidia Yuknavitch

Session 3 (Poetry)

March 3rd-March 6th

Faculty: Ada Limón, Kevin Young, and Matthew Zapruder

The Winter Workshops (Fiction, CNF, and Poetry) will be held at the beautiful, literary-themed Sylvia Beach Hotel. Located in the Nye Beach district of Newport, OR, the property sits on a 45-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific, with coastal panoramas that include the famed Yaquina Head Lighthouse. A true hotel for book lovers, the Sylvia Beach Hotel offers 21 individually decorated rooms based on some of the world’s most famous authors. Once registered for the workshop, you will be able to select which room you will be staying in. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

A bevy of book stores, specialty boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Workshops are held daily from 9:30-1:00pm and will be taken place at the Sylvia Beach Hotel and the nearby Hemingway House, a beach retreat dedicated to Papa himself.

Located two and a half hours southwest of Portland, the city of Newport is best reached by car.

Tin House will be providing limited transportation to and from the workshop. Those who sign up will need to arrange to be at our offices by 12pm on the Friday of their workshop. The scheduled return time will be 6:00 pm on the following Monday.


Featured Writers Include:

Kevin Barry, T. Geronimo Johnson, and Michelle Wildgen

Melissa Febos, Rob Spillman, and Lidia Yuknavitch

Ada Limón, Kevin Young, and Matthew Zapruder



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


267 NW Cliff Street
Oregon, United States

JAN 20 – MAR 6, 2017


One full scholarship will be awarded per session.

CONTACT: Lance Cleland
PHONE: 503-219-0622



Tin House Workshops

The Tin House Workshops combine morning classes with afternoon craft seminars and career panels. Evenings are reserved for author readings and revelry. Workshops are led by prominent contemporary writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

The Summer Workshop (July 9-16) is held at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

The Winter Workshops (Various weekends in Jan, Feb, March) take place at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport,Oregon.


 If your interested, just click on the sites to get the information.

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