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Writing retreats and workshops

Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing with a challenging and supportive Writing Getaway. Join us at one of our upcoming writing retreats and take advantage of plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Get Away to Write.

Upcoming Programs

Approaching The Poem
An Advanced Poetry Workshop
Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
January-April 2015
An intensive poetry workshop taught by Stephen Dunn and Peter Murphy. Learn more.

Writing in the Pines
A One Day Writing Getaway
April 18, 2015, Galloway, NJ
Tired of winter? Tired of being cold? Tired of writing the same thing or not writing at all? Leave your winter doldrums at home and join us in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, where spring will be breaking through the sandy soil. Let this getaway revitalize and inspire you as you set some new writing into motion. Learn more.

Get Away to Write - Spain
A Getaway for Poets and Writers
July 14-21, 2015, Tavertet, Spain
** International writing retreat **
WRITE IN SPAIN. Retreat to beautiful northern Spain to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, panoramic cliff top views, excursions to Barcelona and more. Scholarships available. Learn more.

Live Free and Write
A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers
August 16-21, 2015, Sunapee, NH
Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Spend the week in either "Writing and Publishing Retreat" with Amanda Morris or "Free-Writing Intensive" with Douglas Goetsch; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy. Sign up for our email list to be notified when registration opens.

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring.
January 15-18, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ area
Special Guests: Stephen Dunn & TBA
Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 23rd Annual Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Sign up for our email list to be notified when registration opens.

We will announce more writing retreats as the year progresses. Sign up for our email list to find out about future writing workshops in the US and abroad.

We offer "Early Bard" and "re-PETER" Discounts for most of our Getaways. Be sure to take advantage!

Previous writing retreats and workshops include: