Veteran writer and educator Peter Murphy, of Ventnor, will present the 21st Annual Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway in January as part of an ongoing partnership between Richard Stockton College and Murphy Writing Seminars.
The 2014 writing retreat will be held at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway from Jan. 17-20, 2014.
Scholarships for the retreat were made available for budding writers earlier this fall, and now local teachers can get in on the action as South Jersey teachers — whose schools are part of Stockton’s Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) — may attend the Winter Getaway using their school’s ETTC credits.
In addition to engaging with the Common Core Standards, teachers will earn 18 hours of professional development credit, according to press release issued Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Winter Getaway offers workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, song writing and memoir where participants will read, write, revise and share their work. Teachers can try the Creative Writing Sampler where both the new and the experienced can write in a variety of genres. Classes are kept small with most having ten or fewer participants, according to the release.
Guest appearances will be made by Stockton’s own Stephen Dunn, Pulitizer Prize winner for poetry, and Tony Hoagland, poet and writer.
“Teachers who write become better teachers of writing,” says conference director Peter Murphy who taught writing at Atlantic City High School for 29 years. “The Winter Getaway provides supportive sessions, insightful feedback and an encouraging community.”
Non educators may also register.
Visit wintergetaway.com for more information.