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A Message from the Director about Summer 2022

 

Dear Writing Community,

We have been paying close attention to the ongoing developments of the pandemic and COVID-19 (and its variants). Due to an increase in breakthrough cases globally, as well as on-island, we cannot guarantee that an in-person conference would be safe come summer, and so we are cancelling our in-person 2022 Summer Writers’ Conference for the safety of all. 

 

As the Founder and Director of MVICW, my first and foremost goal is to keep our community safe and healthy. While we are hopeful that things may change before the summer comes, due to the necessary planning, staffing, and the financial preparations it takes to set up our conference, we are forced to make a decision now that best reflects the current situation. 

 

What does this mean for the future?

MVICW will be using the coming year as an incubation period, dreaming up what future virtual conferences and in-person offerings might look like. Our 2021 Virtual Summer Writers’ Conference was an incredible success with more than 400 writers from around the world in attendance. We received invaluable feedback about the kinds of virtual offerings and conferences that our community would like to see. We are currently looking at the planning, staffing, and format for our offerings for the 2022-2023 season, and will be announcing plans as soon as we have them. 

 

In the meantime, for those who are missing the MVICW magic, check out our anthology: The Open Page. It is filled with writing exercises and readings to keep you busy for the coming year! 

 

We wish you all amazing success with your writing! Thank you all for your support and your love of the MVICW community.