The 2017 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Seminar will be held from July 9 to July 15 and from July 16 to July 22 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference features weeklong seminars with daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and readings. The faculty includes poets Christopher Citro, Matthew Gavin Frank, Amelia Martens, and Britton Shurley; and fiction writers Allegra Hyde, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Jennifer Tseng, Alexander Weinstein, and Kea Wilson. Tuition is $975 per week, which includes a celebratory dinner with the faculty; other meals are not included. Lodging is available in a nearby guesthouse for $525 for a shared room and $825 for a private room. To apply for a scholarship, submit three poems totaling no more than 10 pages or 10 pages of prose and a letter of interest with a $25 application fee by May 11. For a manuscript consultation, submit five poems totaling no more than 12 pages or up to 20 pages of prose by June 15. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, 7 East Pasture Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535. (954) 242-2903. Alexander Weinstein, Director.