Hone Your Craft by ‘Writing in the Pines’ April 8 in Murphy Writing Workshops at Stockton

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Murphy Writing of Stockton University will present Writing in the Pines at Stockton University in Galloway, N.J. on Saturday, April 8, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center. The program is currently accepting registrations from community members and Stockton students.

Participants will spend the day writing in one of three workshops. Each will offer craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, sharing and inspiration:

- Poetry — Inventive Intensive: A Poetry Writing Mini-Boot Camp

- Fiction — Children's Books: Planning and Plotting

- Memoir — The Truth, The Whole Truth & A Few Lies: A Memoir Workshop

Following the method that workshop leader Peter Murphy, an adjunct instructor at Stockton, has developed in 35 years of teaching, participants will discuss the craft of creative writing before working on prompts that will challenge them to write for expression and discovery. They will then share their work in read-around sessions.

“Writing is typically a solitary act,” Murphy explained. “When writers come together in a supportive community that encourages them to push their boundaries, they often experience breakthroughs. The unique prompts will allow this supportive program to benefit both beginning and experienced writers. The workshops create an encouraging community of writers where all feel welcome.”

“I loved how welcoming the retreat was,” said Jenna Geisinger of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., who attended last year. “I truly felt among a community of writers rather than people promoting themselves. The workshop was encouraging and informative. It evaporated my writers’ block. I’m really looking forward to the next one.”    

The $80 tuition includes lunch and six hours of professional development credit. Advance registration is required. For full registration information, visit stockton.edu/murphywriting or call 609-626-3594.

For more information about Stockton University, visit stockton.edu.