The Noepe Center Residency program, established in 2007 as the Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency, has a simple mission: to provide writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and plays a place in which to create or complete new works.

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Best Writer Residency | Literary workshops | Noepe Centre | Martha's Vineyards

Up to 10 writers at a time are invited to take part an intimate community of peers. The colorful gardens, covered porch and ample common rooms provide several venues in which to work, gather, contemplate or simply relax. Writers may choose to stay two to six weeks. Each resident has a private room with a bath in an historic inn in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

The cost of the Residency varies depending on season.  April-June and September-October residencies cost $400.00 per week.  July and August Residencies are 800.00 per week.  Fee is due upon acceptance. Fee includes room but not board. Meals are the responsibility of individual residents, but each resident has access to a professionally equipped kitchen. For more information regarding the facilities and “how to get here,” please see Accommodations.



Application fee: $20

Spring and Fall Fee: $400.00/week

Summer Residency Fee: $800/week

Accommodations Info  

Please fill out applications below for Spring/Fall or Summer Residency. Be sure you are filling in the correct application form.  Spring/Fall is first.  Summer application is below Spring.

Spring & Fall 2017 scholarships:

Noepe continues to work with alumni and local institutions in creating an on-going scholarship program to provide financial aid for writers seeking to attend the residency. See 2017 Scholarships for information and make your selection, if eligible, on this application form.