12 Years of Fostering Creativity, Community & Craft!

MVICW was founded with a belief that a supportive, creative, and nourishing community is essential for a successful writing life. 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.