Islanders Write event canceled

An Islanders Write panel from 2019 featured, from left, Sam Fleming, moderator, Matthew Cooper, Melinda Henneberger, and Walter Shapiro. — Gabrielle Mannino

Islanders Write, the annual festival about the art and business of writing scheduled for Sept. 17-19, has been canceled.

“When the MV Times and MV Arts & Ideas Magazine decided to hold Islanders Write 2021 in mid-September, we hoped that we would have clarity about whether it was safe to gather again,” event producer Kate Feiffer said of the change in plans. “We felt confident early in the summer as the arrow pointed down, but became less confident as this busy Vineyard summer came to an uncertain close. As we watched the unsettling numbers that the Delta variant has wrought, we decided it was in the best interest of the Island community to postpone the live event until 2022.”

In the meantime, Feiffer said, she and other organizers will be exploring ways to feature conversations with Vineyard-connected writers via alternative platforms. 

“We are very grateful to all the writers who were scheduled to speak and to our event sponsors,” Feiffer said, “and especially to Featherstone Center for the Arts.”

There will be a more detailed update in the Sept. 2 newspaper.



  1. But it’s ok for president ohbummer to have his birthday party super spreader event there though ? And now you’re shutting down again? Lol And you wonder why the woke crowd is not believeable.

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