The 26th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 17 to January 20 at Seaview Hotel, a resort 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 one-on-one tutorials, featured readings, and open mics. The faculty included poets Renée Ashley, Denise Duhamel, Yusef Komunyakaa, Laura McCullough, and Peter E. Murphy; fiction writers Judith Lindbergh and Paul Lisicky; and creative nonfiction writers Tom McAllister and Mimi Schwartz. Tuition, which included some meals, was $525; lodging was not included. The cost for room and meal packages was $325 for a shared room, $535 for a private room, or $735 for a shared room package with a non-participating guest. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Murphy Writing of Stockton University, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037. (609) 626-3594. Peter Murphy, Founder, and Taylor Coyle, Coordinator.