The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writing Program and 2016 Writing Contest

The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (MVICW) will be hosting their annual workshop and residency program on July 10-16 & 17.

The program costs $1,500 to attend including cost of room and board. MVICW does offer multiple need and merit based scholarships for the program; find details here. MVICW is also holding a writing contest this year. Two first prize winners receive $,1500 covering the full retreat package (including tuition and lodging) and two second prize winners receive $500 toward tuition. Contest details can be found here.

Find full details on the MVICW website, including instructors, judges, a schedule of events, and application details.


“The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing was founded in order to give writers the opportunity to develop their craft among established authors. The Institute offers a comprehensive week-long focus on writing, providing writers with the necessary time to devote to their art, in the idyllic setting of the Vineyard. Each summer, we invite award-winning authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty from around the country to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with individuals, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing.

Often finding the time and space to write is one of the more difficult hurdles of writing. Our goal is to make the writing program experience a personal one that aids in building a writing community, establishing friendships with other writers, and offering contacts in the industry. Participants include individuals of varying ages and writing abilities, from published writers to skilled beginners. The Institute also offers the opportunity to engage with faculty outside of the workshop during nighttime readings and receptions, as well as a panel discussion on the craft of writing. These nighttime events and one-on-one editing meetings allow participants and faculty to spend time together, offering a more intimate experience than most summer writing programs. In addition to the primary seminars, we offer individualized editing sessions to provide a full day of writing, inspiration, and creativity. We hope you will join us this summer!”


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