Murphy Writing Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Galloway, N.J.Murphy Writing of Stockton University will host the 30th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway at Seaview, a Dolce Hotel from January 12-15, 2024.

The weekend event is one of the winter’s oldest and largest writers’ conferences. Beginning and experienced writers will receive craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, feedback, motivation and inspiration.

The program is currently accepting registrations from those who are interested in writing novels and short stories, plays, nonfiction, memoir, songwriting or poetry. Writers of all levels are welcome.

“By spending the entire weekend writing, participants will make breakthroughs in their craft, and make more progress than they thought possible,” founder Peter Murphy said.

The sliding scale tuition between $535 and $735 includes a 15-hour writing workshop and several meals. More than 20 scholarship seats will be awarded to first-time participants. A room package to stay on site for the weekend can be added at an additional cost. Attendees also can participate in open mics, tutorials, networking, sunrise yoga, a red carpet event, dancing at the Getaway Disco and writerly camaraderie.

“The Winter Getaway is magical for writers, whether beginners or advanced,” said Zoe Forney of Mays Landing. “There is a beautiful venue, delicious food, smart and passionate faculty, and above all, a sense that everyone is glad to be there, and glad you are, too.”

In addition, South Jersey teachers whose schools are part of Stockton’s Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) may be able to attend the Winter Getaway using their school’s ETTC credits.

For registration and other information, visit or call 609-626-3594. Seaview is located at 401 S. New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205.