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The 22nd annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 16 to January 19, 2015, at Stockton Seaview Hotel, a resort located near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program, sponsored by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars, offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, one-on-one tutorials, featured readings, and open mikes. The faculty included poets Kim Addonizio, Stephen Dunn, and James Richardson; fiction writers Joyce McDonald and Carol Plum-Ucci; and creative nonfiction writers Thomas Peele and Mimi Schwartz. Tuition, which included some meals, ranged from $490 to $690, depending on the workshop; lodging was not included. The cost for room and meal packages started at $265. Scholarships were available for first-time participants; the scholarship application deadline was November 15. Registration was first come, first served; early registration discounts were available. Visit the website for a scholarship application and more information.
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, 18 North Richards Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406. (609) 823-5076. Peter Murphy, Director.