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 Opportunities For Educators 


Deadline for Submissions: 2020 Fellowship Closed, Stay Tuned for 2021 Fellowship Information  

We are proud to announce The Carol Brown Goldberg and Henry Goldberg Teach! Write! Play! Fellowships, to support educators and writers who work with young people across the globe.


These fellowships were created to support the work of individuals who nurture, listen to, and promote the creative voices of our young people. We believe that the hearts and minds of our young people are central to the health of our collective future. By attending The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, our fellowship winners can bring lessons of creativity and craft back into the lives of the young people they work with, and in this way support the next generation of creative thinkers. We are interested in applications from a wide array of cultural backgrounds and programming (including educators, after-school program staff, and social workers). Application for these fellowships is open to anyone who works with youth, age 21 or younger, through public/community programming. The awards provide funding to attend a week of choice at the MVICW Summer Writers' Conference. Full Fellowship recipients will receive the full retreat package of tuition and lodging for a week of choice at this year's MVICW Summer Writers' Conference. Runner-Up Fellowship Recipients will receive $500 towards the cost of tuition.

Three Full Fellowships:

One Poetry & One Fiction/CNF

& Third in Either Genre

Tuition & Lodging for the Week

$1700 Fellowship Value

Two Second Prize Fellowships:

One Poetry & One Fiction/CNF

$500 Toward Tuition





Michael Martone's stories have won awards in the Italian Americana fiction contest, the Florida Review Short Story Contest, the Story magazine Short, Short Story Contest, the Margaret Jones Fiction Prize of Black Ice Magazine, and the first World’s Best Short, Short Story Contest. He was awarded the Mark Twain Award by The Society for the Study  of Midwestern Literature. He is the winner of the Indiana Author’s Award in 2013. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the Pushcart PrizeThe Best American Stories and The Best American Essays anthologies. Some of his many recent books include Brooding essays, The Moon Over Wapakoneta: Fictions and Science Fictions from Indiana and Beyond, and Memoranda. Winesburg, Indiana,  Four for a Quarter, and Not Normal




Elizabeth Schmuhl is a multidisciplinary artist and the author of Premonitions and Presto Agitato: A Dictionary of Modern Movement. Her book of paintings created with natural ink from her farm, The Four Seasons, is forthcoming from Greying Ghost. She illustrates essays for The Rumpus, and her work appears in Michigan Quarterly ReviewPANKHobart, and elsewhere.


Carol Brown Goldberg is a painter/sculptor/filmmaker in metro DC area. A recipient of the Maryland State Arts Award, she has shown in hundreds of exhibitions in U.S., Europe, and Mexico, including solo exhibitions in Valladolid, Murcia, and Madrid, Spain. Permanent outdoor sculpture installations include Medina del Campo Sculpture Park in Spain, The Kreeger Museum, American University, George Washington University, Montclair State University, Reading Public Museum, Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute, and most recently at Martha’s Table in Washington, DC.  In 2012, she produced the award winning 11-minute film, The Color of Time and is being honored by Moment Magazine in November of 2018, alongside Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jane Mayer, as part of the 'Year of the Woman' Gala. Her current exhibition, Mirror Universe, is on view at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD through January of 2019. Other current exhibitions include “Full Circle: Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School” at The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and “Recollection: Celebrating 15 Years of Exhibitions at BlackRock Center for the Arts,” at BlackRock Center for the Arts. She is represented by Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC.

Henry H. Goldberg is the Chairman of Artery Capital Group, which he founded in 1959 when he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Artery has constructed over 12,000 homes and acquired or built over 13,000 apartment units and over 3,000,000 square feet of commercial space.  Mr. Goldberg has experience with all aspects of commercial and residential construction, rehabilitation, and property management. Mr. Goldberg has previously been a member of the Apartment and Office Building Association (A.O.B.A.) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade and has served on several institutional boards, including the Brookings Council, the Advisory Board of American University, and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Children.  He served as a Board Member for Equity Residential Properties Trust as well as Madison National Bank. In 1989, Mr. Goldberg received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Maryland Business School and has served on the Board of the University of Maryland Foundation. He is currently very active in the community, supporting many local interests and charitable organizations.

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization

      telephone: 954-242-2903       email: info@mvicw.com



Many of the Vineyard photos courtesy of Vineyard Colors www.vineyardcolors.com

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