Poet Peter Murphy, who holds writing seminars and retreats annually — in South Jersey and abroad — is taking writers “from New Jersey and beyond” across the pond to “seek out their inspiration in bonnie Scotland this August” — and there’s still time to sign up for the week-long trip.
Murphy Writing Seminars will lead the Scottish Getaway as part of a new cooperation between Stockton College and the University of Dundee, which will host the retreat, which runs Aug. 8-15, “with classes, accommodations and some meals included for creative writers on a budget.”
“I have scouted the UK more than two dozen times in the last 12 years, visiting friends and relatives, and exploring new places to hold writing getaways,” Murphy says.
“When I toured Dundee and surroundings last year, I saw we could swap our usual Welsh mountain location this year for a Scottish coastal city. You’ll see lots of differences, lots of contrasts—but our Scottish adventure will still be packed with history, culture and comfort for every writer.”
Murphy adds: “In and around a small historic city where I can walk to everything—shops, restaurants, theaters and museums—I want to eat fish and chips, see the coastal town of Arbroath and finally set foot in Inverness, which I have wanted to visit since the Seventies.”
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