Islanders Write: A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing.

A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing. Join us for panel discussions, book signings, workshops and other literary delights.

‘Pucker Up’ whistles a happy tune

Whistling is an art whose time has come, suggests Kate Davis and David Heilbroner in their film, “Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling.” These filmmakers, who summer in West Tisbury, have two new films playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. In addition to “Pucker Up,” their most recent documentary, “Newburgh Sting,” about an […]

Brickner Poetry Contest invites young writers

Attention all young poets! The 20th annual Elisa Brickner Poetry Contest sponsored by the Chilmark Public Library is now underway. “Don’t forget to enter!” says program coordinator Kristin Maloney. The contest welcomes entries from young people entering grades 6 through 12. There are two age categories: Junior High School (grades 6, 7, 8), and Senior […]

Outdoor concerts a staple of summer music on Martha’s Vineyard

Outdoor concerts are a summer staple of virtually every urban area. Currently, the Vineyard boasts many al fresco music events that, here on the Island, where one wants to spend as much time refreshed by the sea air as possible, music lovers can enjoy the casual atmosphere of an outdoor performance just about any evening […]

Local connection for festival film “Fishing Without Nets”

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s Dinner and a Movie night on Wednesday, July 23 features “Fishing Without Nets,” a dramatic thriller based in the shadowy world of Somali pirates. Dinner at the Chilmark Community Center begins at 7 pm, followed by the film at 8 pm. The screenwriter is Sam Cohan, an actor and writer […]