Fostering Creativity, Community & Craft!

MVICW was founded with a belief that a supportive, creative, and nourishing community is essential for a successful writing life. And for the past 11 years, our program has created true magic, giving writers the tools and foundation to reconnect on a deep level with their writing practice, to believe in the work they do, and to build a vibrant network of writers. Over the past decade, our attendees have successfully published novels, memoirs, short story and poetry collections, and won national prizes for their fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

How have we had such success?  The secret is in serving community, teaching compassion not competition, creative help not hierarchy, and teaching the tools to heal The Inner Critic so that you can go on to produce the most powerful, creative, and life-changing work you’re capable of. 

This Summer We're Going Virtual!

We need community now more than ever which is why we’re taking our magic online! This summer we’re offering one of the most vibrant, comprehensive, and community-based Virtual Summer Writing Conferences in the country. The pandemic has been deeply challenging to the writing life and to creating community—and we believe that we all need nourishing and celebration this summer. 

The 2021 MVICW Virtual Summer Writers’ Conference offers over 30 live seminars in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, panel discussions, late-night open mics, and courses on publishing & editing. Our program encourages cross-genre exploration and attendees have the option of taking seminars in all genres. All seminars are recorded and accessible to attendees for 6 months after the conference.