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The 2016 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Seminar was held from July 10 to July 23 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference featured weeklong seminars with daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, one-on-one manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and readings. The faculty included poets Christopher Citro, Francine J. Harris, and Amy Meng; fiction writers Tony Ardizzone, Phong Nguyen, and Alexander Weinstein; and creative nonfiction writer Matthew Gavin Frank. Tuition was $975 per week, which included a celebratory dinner with the faculty. Other meals and lodging were not included; lodging was available at nearby hotels and inns. To apply for a scholarship, writers submitted 10 pages of poetry or prose and a letter of interest with a $25 application fee by May 11. For a manuscript consultation, writers submitted five poems of up to 12 pages or up to 20 pages of prose by June 15. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
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