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Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway writers’ conference.

Updated: Dec 11, 2019


Writers’ Conference Scholarships

Scholarships are being offered for first-time participants of the 26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway writers’ conference.


Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway January 17-20, 2020 Seaview Hotel Galloway, NJ (Atlantic City area)


Recipients may choose from workshops in fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry and more. In addition to workshops, the conference also offers plentiful writing time, one-on-one tutorials, a featured reading, open mics, yoga and dancing at the Getaway Disco.

There are three different types of scholarships available:

The Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship will offer three scholarships to poets or writers aged 30 and over.The U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative Scholarship will fund one poet or writer between the ages of 18-29.The Robert Hayden Scholarship will fund one poet or writer of color between the ages of 18-29.


Deadline to apply for all scholarships: November 15, 2019

“I won’t lie—I was nervous about attending the Winter Getaway. I had never previously attended ANY writer’s conference or retreat, and friends who have attended comparable (though I use that term loosely) events offered warnings about the elitism and airs that tend to haunt them. I can’t express how marvelous it was to find the Getaway completely devoid of such atmosphere. Never have I felt so welcomed by such a massive gathering of complete strangers. This is clearly the product of vision and hard work, and I sincerely appreciate the thoughtful design that has been implemented in crafting such a magical event.” ~ Benjamin, West Hatfield, MA, Scholarship recipient

Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship (For ages 30+)

The Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship celebrates the life of Winter Getaway poetry faculty member Toni Brown and commemorates her untimely death. Funded by our faculty, staff and participants, it offers places for poets and writers aged 30 and over to attend the Getaway.


One First Place Scholarship Available This scholarship covers tuition and a double room package (3 nights accommodation in a shared room, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner). The recipient will only need to pay for transportation and other dinners.


Two Second Place Scholarships Available Each scholarship covers tuition. The recipients will need to pay for a room package, transportation and other dinners.


Application Process A panel of judges will review the submissions and make their selections based on a combination of merit and need. There is an optional donation fee to help offset the cost of administering the scholarship. Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2019, and the recipient will be announced on this page on Dec. 20, 2019.

Apply for the Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship.


U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative Scholarship (For ages 18-29)

Funded by the U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative, this scholarship offers a place for a poet or writer aged 18-29 to attend the Getaway.


One First Place Scholarship Available The scholarship covers tuition and a triple room package (3 nights accommodation in a shared room with 2 other individuals, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner). The recipient will only need to pay for transportation and other dinners.


Application Process A panel of judges will review the submissions and make their selections based on a combination of merit and need. There is an optional donation fee to help offset the cost of administering the scholarship. Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2019, and the recipient will be announced on this page on Dec. 20, 2019.

Apply for the U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative Scholarship.


Robert Hayden Scholarship (For ages 18-29 of color)

Named in honor of African-American poet, essayist and educator Robert Hayden (the first African-American to be Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress!), this scholarship offers a place for a poet or writer of color aged 18-29 to attend the Getaway.


One First Place Scholarship Available The scholarship covers tuition and a triple room package (3 nights accommodation in a shared room with 2 other individuals, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner). The recipients will only need to pay for transportation and other dinners.


Application Process A panel of judges will review the submissions and make their selections based on a combination of merit and need. There is an optional donation fee to help offset the cost of administering the scholarship. Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2019, and the recipient will be announced on this page on Dec. 20, 2019.

Apply for the Robert Hayden Scholarship.

“The Getaway was the first time I had ever been surrounded by so many other poets. It was the first time I had my poetry discussed. It was the first time, in a long time, I truly felt heard. Every step of the way I was guided with intellect, professionalism and a warm heart. Not even words, my favorite tool, can describe the amount of joy and inspiration I was filled with. I feel lucky to have attended the 25th anniversary and I have every intention of attending in the years ahead.” ~ Amira-Sade, Chesapeake, VA, Scholarship recipient
The scholarship recipients for the 2020 Winter Getaway will be announced via the Winter Getaway website on December 20, 2019.

Workshops and Tutorials

January 17-20, 2020

Each Getaway workshop meets for 15 hours and offers craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, feedback, motivation and inspiration. By spending the entire weekend in one workshop, participants venture deeper into their writing, making more progress than they thought possible.

Join us at the Jersey Shore during the holiday weekend honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to write a few poems, start your memoir, work on your novel or simply to nurture your inner artist.

Choose from workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir and more.

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