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Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway (ends Jan 15)
The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is a three-day conference where educators hone their creative writing skills and expand their teaching strategies. Held at Stockton Seaview Resort near Atlantic City, Jan. 12-15, the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.
Now in its 25th year, the Getaway is known for its challenging and supportive workshops featuring small classes led by award-winning professionals. Pulitzer Prize winners Stephen Dunn and Gregory Pardlo are special guests at this year’s conference.
The event was founded by NJEA member Peter Murphy in the belief that when writers leave behind the distractions of their busy lives to gather in an encouraging community, they are able to make important breakthroughs in their art.
The author of seven books and chapbooks, Murphy has received awards and fellowships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Yaddo and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Session topics include novel writing, freelancing, memoir, fiction, nonfiction, writing for children and poetry. Each offers craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, feedback, motivation and inspiration.
The registration fee ranges from $420-$495. Districts often pay for their educators to participate. Early registration and Stockton Alumni discounts are available. Six scholarships are being offered. Registration ends Jan. 7.