Posts Tagged ‘galloway’

South Jersey Teachers Can Use School ETTC Credits for January Writer’s Retreat

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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.

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Galloway Photographer Shows Off Favorite Shots — Mostly of Local Musicians

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
"Rock Star" by Paul Dempsey

"Rock Star" by Paul Dempsey

Local photographer Paul Dempsey will be hosting his third solo exhibit of recent works at his studio in Galloway. The award-winning photographer, known throughout the South Jersey and Philadelphia regions, features live performance as the theme for his latest show,  the opening reception of which is on Thursday, August 22, from 6-10pm.

Dempsey will opening up his Galloway studio to the public on Thursday to share 50 of his favorite photos from the past year. The night will also include live music by the Gina Roché and Jim Hamilton Duo.

Dempsey, who works as a full-time wedding photographer at area venues, also works in his Galloway studio where he shoots portraits and food/product photography. His nationally published works range from food photography to high fashion, but his latest exhibit collects some of his favorite portraits and live-performance shots that he’s taken of local musicians.

Man for All Seasons by Paul Dempsey

"Man for All Seasons" by Paul Dempsey

Michael Pedicin, Paul Jost, Toni Miceli, Ken Fowser, Bob Sterling, Tiffany Weaver and Blue Magic (the latter performing at the Beacon Theater in NYC) are among his subjects. Also included in the exhibit are images from the Atlantic City Ballet’s performance of Carmen at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, and as well as portraits of other “interesting people.”


Paul Dempsey Photography Studio is located at  622 S. New York Rd. in Galloway Twp.

Visit or call 713-1262 for further information on Dempsey and his photography.

Sounds of Healing in Galloway

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Check out our latest presentation, featuring a very unique sound therapy available in Galloway Township. It is hoped it will be open to the public this summer. Are you stressed?