Writers or those who would like to sharpen their writing skills, check this out. Writer, poet, former AC High School English teacher and long-time writing seminar leader Peter Murphy is someone every writer could gain knowledge from.
Here is a media release, sent out recently, regarding a great opportunity in Atlantic City on March 8 at Dante Hall. Registration ends March 6.
Ventnor, NJ – In an ongoing partnership between Richard Stockton College and Murphy Writing Seminars, veteran writer and educator Peter Murphy will present “Shore Thing: Writing Beyond The Boardwalk.” This retreat will be held at Stockton’s Dante Hall Theatre in Atlantic City on Saturday, March 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Following the method Murphy has developed in more than 30 years of leading writing workshops, participants will discuss the craft issues facing professionals before writing to several prompts that will challenge them to write for expression and discovery. They will then share their work in a generous read-around session.
“Writing is typically a solitary act,” Murphy explained. “But when writers come together in a supportive community that encourages them to push their boundaries, they often experience breakthroughs.”
Murphy and Murphy Writing Seminars are best known for the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, one of the largest and most successful writing conferences in the country. Established in 1994, the Winter Getaway celebrated its 21st Anniversary at Stockton Seaview Hotel in January.
“‘Shore Thing’ is the most affordable program we offer,” Murphy said. “We are hoping to attract local poets, fiction and nonfiction writers who will not be able to join us at our upcoming writing retreats in New Hampshire and Wales.”
The $65 tuition includes a lunch of Atlantic City subs and a soft drink. Discounts are available for those who have attended other Murphy Writing programs and for members of the South Jersey Poets Collective. The registration deadline is March 6.
Murphy Writing Seminars, a NJ Department of Education Registered Professional Development Provider, will offer seven hours of professional development credit to participating educators.
For full registration information, [visit] MurphyWriting.com or call 609-823-5076.