Scholarships for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) writers are available for an upcoming workshop on young adult fiction.


Several years ago, writer and teacher Naomi Jackson began encountering more and more participants in her workshops who did not so much need discussions on craft and technique. They just needed to write.

Noepe Center for Literary Arts announced this week that it will reopen this spring in partnership with Featherstone Center for the Arts.


The Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown will not reopen this spring because of the impending sale of the former Point Way Inn that has served as its headquarters for the past 10 years.


Junot Diaz burst onto the literary scene in 1996 with the publication of Drown. In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his second book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. And on Thursday, July 30, he will read at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown.

A group of writers recently landed on Martha’s Vineyard to commit the remainder of May to honing their craft. Nine writers will live together and work on their poems, novels and other writing projects for two weeks as part of the Noepe Center for Literary Arts writer’s residency program.