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The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.  All classes, readings, and events will be held at the Vineyard Arts Project. Workshop participants may choose to stay on campus at the VAP, as well as seeking lodging in many other guest houses, hotels, and hostels on the Vineyard. Full lodging options and prices for rooms at the VAP are available at our Registration & Lodging page. Martha's Vineyard has excellent restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops which offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, all within walking distance of the workshops. offers an extensive listing of lodging and restaurants, beaches, nature trails, and other activities and information. 


The Vineyard Arts Project is an artist residency located on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. The VAP campus is located in the seaside village of Edgartown, and is easily accessible with a ten minute walk into the center of town, a mile-and-a-half scenic bike ride to State Beach, and a few steps away from multiple bus stops, putting all popular island destinations within easy reach of conference attendees. Edgartown has a great variety of fine restaurants, grocery stores, welcoming cafes and bars, and a local bookstore and cinema. The VAP grounds are wonderfully tranquil and indoor spaces are comfortable and spacious, providing the perfect environment for conference goers to enjoy our summer seminars while also finding the space needed to develop new work. The VAP is located at 215 Upper Main Street.




Travel Available by Car, Bus, Ferry, and/or Plane!

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization

      telephone: 954-242-2903       email:



Many of the Vineyard photos courtesy of Vineyard Colors

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