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‘Dear Edvard’

For the past several years, my friend Richard Michelson — an awardwinning poet, children’s book author, art dealer, and Oak Bluffs summer resident —...

‘Islanders Write’ writers tell us what they think

Before “Islanders Write,” we like to ask the writers taking part a few random questions about writing and the writing life. We’re sharing some...

Books don’t have to end

I spent much of last winter contemplating the hundreds of books on the bookshelves in my mother’s foyer. I flipped through them, read passages,...

‘Islanders Write’ turns five

This year marks the fifth anniversary for “Islanders Write,” the writers’ festival that brings writers, editors, and others immersed in the writing life together...

What did you do this winter?

Peter Pinkletink hopped out of Aquinnah this winter. The irrepressibly charming Peter, whose stories are being told in a series of online books for...

Reading Nancy

Three frames of a comic strip with three words repeated three times inspired two men to spend some 30 years writing a book. The...

On the bedside table

We’re ending the year with a new Friday feature about books. We’re calling it Bedside Table. We'd like to hear about what you’re reading...

It’s all in the technique

Before Tim Healy’s first child was born, Healy and his then wife went shopping for items for the baby’s nursery. Along with blankets and...

Watch your wallpaper

In a scene from the 1982 film “Tootsie,” Jessica Lange’s character is lying in her childhood bedroom and says to Dustin Hoffman’s Dorothy, “I...

Island writers tell all

“Islanders Write” is returning for the fourth summer on Monday, August 14, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. This daylong event examining the...

A conversation with children’s book author Elise Broach

I am flummoxed. I am trying to write about Elise Broach’s most recent book “The Wolf Keepers” (Henry Holt and Co.). Elise will be...

Katharine Cornell comes to life at a reading of A.R. Gurney’s ‘The Grand Manner’

“Katharine Cornell swims in the nude,” Guthrie McClintic says in A.R. Gurney’s play “The Grand Manner.” The character of Guthrie, based on Cornell’s real-life...

Gregory Mone teams up with Bill Nye for new science adventure book

Ten years after a day of surfing with Bill Nye the Science Guy, West Tisbury resident Gregory Mone entered into a deal to co-author...

‘Islanders Read the Classics’ continues: Paul Karasik on ‘Maus’

In 1991, Art Spiegelman’s breakout graphic novel “Maus” appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for both fiction and nonfiction. This list switch...

Islanders Write checks in with the 2016 panelists

Last August, more than 30 writers came together at the Grange Hall to discuss the art, craft, and business of writing at the third...

Solving the mystery: Why Linda Fairstein is writing for young readers

In 1930, American children were introduced to Nancy Drew, a 16-year-old sleuth who defied gender expectations. The Nancy Drew Mysteries, written by several different...

Fair Loser: One artist’s quest for the coveted Ag Fair blue ribbon

This week’s paper includes a list of everyone who won a ribbon at the 155th Agricultural fair. My name does not appear on this...