Weekend Scene: Autumn Writing Getaway

Weekend Scene: Autumn Writing Getaway

September 24 / 16

Good Morning all! The last weekend of September is here and I have two great things to pass along with you. First is the Autumn Writing Getaway…..

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Autumn Writing Getaway

Galloway, New Jersey, United States

NOV 5 – NOV 5, 2016


Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for details:

PHONE: 609-626-3594

November 5, 2016 – Stockton University

A One Day Retreat for Poets and Writers

Need a brief break from your life? Need to rekindle your love affair with writing? Join us for this mid-autumn Getaway to give your creative spirit a much needed boost. No need to stay the night. No distractions. Just a day of writing. Choose from fiction, memoir or poetry.

“I was surprised at how easily the writing came to me in this setting! I really enjoyed the unique writing prompts and the opportunity to share my work with my group.”

~ One Day Writing Getaway Participant

This program is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.


Featured Writers Include:

Workshops led by Peter Murphy, Carol Brill and Anndee Hochman.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children’s literature


101 Vera King Farris Dr
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

One more thing to pass along……








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Saturday Scene: Upcoming Music Festivals for September 2016

Saturday Scene: Upcoming Music Festivals for September 2016

September 10 / 16

Hello….the weekend is here and as promised I’ve found several music festivals for the Fall season. Here is the list……

cred: music festival wizard



Sep 09 2016: Dancefestopia 2016/Kansas City, MO/September 9-11, 2016


Sep 16 2016: Middle Waves 2016/Fort Wayne, IN/September 16-18, 2016


Sep 16 2016/KAABOO 2016/San Diego, CA/September 16-18, 2016


Sep 16 2016: FreshGrass Festival 2016/North Adams, MA/September 16-18, 2016


Sep 16 2016: Telluride Blues and Brews 2016/Telluride, CO/September 16-18, 2016


Sep 17 2016: Grand Point North 2016/Burlington, VT/September 17-18, 2016


Sep 17 2016: Sundown Music Festival 2016/Huntington Beach, CA/September 17-18, 2016


Sep 17 2016: Rock Allegiance 2016/Philadelphia, PA/September 17-18, 2016


Sep 16 2016: Riot Fest Chicago 2016/Chicago, IL/September 16-18, 2016


Sep 23 2016: Animal Collective Camping Weekend 2016/Big Sur, CA/September 23-24, 2016


Sep 22 2016: Oaktopia Fest 2016/Denton, TX/September 22-24, 2016


Sep 24 2016: Moonstone 2016/Orlando, FL/September 24-25, 2016


Sep 24 2016: Pilgrimage Music Festival 2016/Franklin, TN/September 24-25, 2016

Sep 23 2016: Catskill Chill 2016/Lakewood, PA/September 23-25, 2016


There you have it! It’s all right here. If you live near these cities and want something to do, you need to check these festivals out. I’m very sure you’ll have a great time.










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Reflections: Waiting for Fall…..

Reflections: Waiting for Fall…..

August 30 / 16

I’m waiting for Fall.

I’ve braved the heat of Summer 2016.

Now it’s time for the season to change.

Waiting for the crisp cool air….not too hot….not too cold.

Just right in the middle.

Waiting for the leaves to changes colors, wonderful colors!

Just the thought of how God creates an assortment of color in the leaves….priceless!

When September 22 comes…….I’ll be here waiting.


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Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be always blessed.









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Scene Wednesday: Arts Business Institute Fall Workshops

Scene Wednesday: Arts Business Institute Fall Workshops

April 6 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! Just two simple things to share with you today. It may be a quiet week, but I’m working behind the scenes scoping and Arts Business Institute have a workshop coming up in the fall……

cred: Art Business Institute ABI

Fall 2016 Maine Art Business Workshops Announced

The Arts Business Institute will present two one-day workshops this October, co-sponsored by Maine Crafts Association, Maine College of Art and Waterville Creates.



Artists and makers in New England and beyond are invited to register for these upcoming events that provide professional development. Attendees can sign up for either or both single day workshops, which will take place in Portland, Maine on October 22nd and in Waterville, Maine on October 23rd.

Topics to be presented: 

Portland Workshop Day – Held at Maine College of Art

  • Wholesale 101/Making Art That Sells
  • Introduction to Art Licensing
  • Booth Design
  • Retail 101

Waterville Workshop Day – Held at Waterville Creates

  • Making Work That Sells
  • Selling Art Online
  • Pricing for Profit
  • Building Gallery Relationships

Speakers for these workshops are:

  • Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute
  • Nire Cook , Center for Maine Craft Manager
  • Wendy Rosen , Founder of The Arts Business Institute

An artist discussion panel is on the schedule for each workshop day, inviting the audience to participate in a Q&A session with professionals in the industry.

Individual business consultations are also available, and will take place at the end of each day’s program. Each is a 20-minute session with an ABI faculty member to discuss challenges and strategies personalized for that artist.

Regular tuition for either single day is $150, and for the two days is $250. Early bird registration is now open, and runs through June 15th. Register now and save $25 on your attendance fee.

To get more information please go here.

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