Islanders Write 2021 is Canceled

Due to the concerning rise in Coronavirus cases over the past few weeks we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Islanders Write as an in-person event.

We are extremely grateful to the writers who would have been joining us for panel discussions and workshops, and to all of you who were planning to attend. We kept hoping the virus would change course and we’d be able to gather safely and spend a weekend together discussing the art, craft, and business of writing. However, we now believe that it is in the best interest of the Vineyard community to postpone the live event until 2022. We have also made the decision not to switch this to a Zoom event. We have long said that Islanders Write has the feel of a literary barn raising and we think it would be difficult to capture that magic on a computer screen. We will, however, be thinking about ideas on how to bring some of the conversations we had hoped to have to you.

Thank you for your understanding!

-Kate Feiffer, Event Producer

Thank you to our would-be 2021 panelists and workshop facilitators:

Elise Broach, Geraldine Brooks ,Cole Brown, Dan Cooney, Callie Crossley, James Dale, Bob Drogin, Marc Favreau, Nicole Galland, Loren Ghiglione, Ed Grazda, Hannah Halperin, Melinda Henneberger, John Hough, Jr., Paul Karasik, Ellen Martin, Gregory Mone, Mathea Morais, Jill Nelson, Fan Ogilvie, Richard North Patterson, Arnie Reisman, David Rintels, Victoria Riskin, Fran Schumer,  Katherine Sherbrooke, Rose Styron, Jennifer Smith Turner, Philip Weinstein, and Susan Wilson, and Justen Ahren, Judith Hannan, Jamie Kageleiry, and Moira Silva.

We love our new home at Featherstone Center for the Arts and look forward to returning there in 2022!

Additional thanks Anthony Esposito, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Scottish Bakehouse, and the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation

By clicking on the yellow pencil above you will be linked to the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, where you can make a tax-deductible donation to support Islanders Write 2022. Make sure you select “Other” in the “Apply my donation to” box and type in “Islanders Write” when the “Donation recipient” box appears. For questions, contact Kate Feiffer at


The MVTimes and MVArts & Ideas magazine would like to thank all our dedicated writer participants, our loyal attendees, and generous sponsors.

A look back at our event in 2019


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