Resources for Teachers

Professional Development Opportunities

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Winter Writers' Conference
Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring.
January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City, NJ area
Special Guests: Stephen Dunn & Thomas Lux
   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. Learn more.

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Programs for Teachers & Students
   Free programs for New Jersey teachers and students, including the annual Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain sessions and the biennial Dodge Poetry Festival. Dodge also funds NJ teacher/artists accepted to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Vermont Studio Center and other summer programs.

The Artist/Teacher Institute

Summer Teacher Institutes
   Non residential programs in Music, Story Telling, Poetry Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Visual Arts, Book Arts, Creative Movement & more. Earn 60 hours of professional development credit. Graduate credit is available for an extra fee. Scholarships are available. Sessions are held at William Paterson University and Rutgers University-Camden. Deadline: Rolling admissions until filled. Founder Peter Murphy returns to teach one of this year's poetry workshops. or 888-522-ARTS ext. 120

National Endowment for the Humanities

Summer Seminars & Institutes for Teachers
   Choose from Chinese art, classical opera, Shakespeare, Arabic Novels, African American Folklore and more to study with scholars at universities throughout the US, Europe & Asia. Seminars are free and you will receive a stipend up to $4,500 depending on the length of the program which ranges from 2 to 6 weeks.
Deadline: Approximately March 1.

Murphy Writing of Stockton University
(Our parent program)
Challenging and Supportive Workshops for poets, writers and teachers
   Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US and abroad to help writers develop their craft. When writers immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in their art. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, founded in 1994, is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and writers from across the country each year. In Fall 2014, Murphy Writing became part of Stockton University.

Fast facts:
● Founded in 1994 by Peter Murphy
● Offers 7-10 poetry and writing programs a year
● Best known for the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
● Holds an international writing retreat each summer

Our programs are known for helping writers develop their craft. See what's coming up.

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