Martha's Vineyard Summer Writing Program

I received this email from one of my writing groups and wanted to post it and share the information as it might be useful to some or all of my blog readers! Write On.

Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing 
Summer Writing Program

Dear Writers,

As the Director of the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, I am delighted to announce that the MVICW is now open for registration and scholarship applications for the 2012 Summer Writing Program. This year we have an amazing line-up for faculty, including award-winning poets, Catherine Pierce and Marcus Wicker, and award-winning short story and novel writers, Michael Kardos and Phong Nguyen (editor of the nationally acclaimed literary journal, Pleiades). The Summer Writing Program will run from July 15th-20th in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (

The MVICW was founded in order to give writers the opportunity to develop their craft amongst established authors. The Institute offers a comprehensive week-long focus on writing, providing writers with the necessary time to devote to their art. Each summer, the institute invites published 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 their work.

MVICW is happy to be able to provide merit-based and need-based scholarships this year. The scholarships cover between 50-100% of tuition costs. As well, the MVICW is offering The MVICW High School Writers Collaborative, a summer writing camp for all students in 9th-12th grade. This one-week summer camp runs from July 9th-13th at The Martha’s Vineyard Charter School. Students between 14-19 years old will come together to learn poetry and prose alongside skilled teachers, university professors, and published writers.

A detailed description of the 2012 Summer Writing Program and The MVICW High School Writers Collaborative, along with scholarship application and registration information can be found at its website, I hope you will join us this summer on the Vineyard!

Alexander Weinstein: Program Director
The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

*Please forward this message along to any writers who you believe would be interested.*