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The 23rd annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 15 to January 18, 2016, at the Stockton Seaview Hotel, a resort located near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, one-on-one tutorials, featured readings, and open mics. The faculty included poets Stephen Dunn, Thomas Lux, Laura McCullough, and James Richardson; fiction writers Carol Plum-Ucci and Pamela Swallow; and creative nonfiction writers Barbara Hurd and Mimi Schwartz. Tuition, which includes some meals, ranged from $490 to $690, depending on the workshop; lodging is not included. The cost for room and meal packages was $265 for a shared room, $452 for a private room, or $637 for a shared room with a non-participating guest. Scholarships were available for first-time participants; the deadline for the Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship for writers over the age of 30 was November 15, and the deadline for the Jan-ai Scholarship for writers between the ages of 18 and 30 was November 30. 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, Murphy Writing of Stockton University, 35 South Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. (609) 626-3594. Peter Murphy, Founder.