Literary events on Martha’s Vineyard

Weekly Literary Events on Martha's Vineyard

Thursday, Aug. 9

Book Signing 10 am–12 noon, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven. Quincy Troupe signs copies of his books, “Miles: The Autobiography” and “The Pursuit of Happyness.”

Book Signing & Dog Party 5 pm, Trade Winds Dog Park (off County Road), Oak Bluffs. Susan Wilson signs copies of her book “The Dog Who Danced.” Presented by Edgartown Books.

Book Signing 6–7:30 pm, Island Alpaca Farm, Oak Bluffs. Phyllis Meras, “In Every Season: Memories of Martha’s Vineyard.” Refreshments. 508-693-5554.

Author Talk 7:30 pm, Summer Institute Speaker, M.V. Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven. Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, “Hard Lessons: The Evolution of Barack Obama.” $15. 508-693-0745

Saturday, Aug. 11

Brain Quest Kid’s Challenge 10 am–12 noon, Bunch of Grapes, Vineyard Haven.

Book Signings 10 am–11:30 am, Bunch of Grapes, Vineyard Haven. Kay Goldstein: “Star Child,” Mercedes Alvarez Rodman: “My Blue Butterfly,” Jacqui Bolter: “Where Horses Fly”.

Writing Children’s Picture Books Seminar10 am–4 pm, West Tisbury Library & Howes House, West Tisbury. With Laurie Krasny Brown, Kate Feiffer, Marilyn Hollinshead, and Rosemary Stimola. $100. Seminar begins at West Tisbury Library and moves to Howes House at 11:30 am. Pre-register: 508-693-5803.

Poetry Reading 7:30 pm, Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs. With Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate, Lee H. McCormack and Wendy Benchley. Music by William Waterway and Stephen J. Hart.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Celebrate Literary Arts 4–6 pm, Bunch of Grapes, part of Vineyard Haven’s Celebrate the Arts Stroll.Amor Towles: “Rules of Civility,” Charlayne Hunter-Gault: “To the Mountaintop,” ML Stedman: “The Light Between Oceans,” Ann Napolitano: “A Good Hard Look: A Novel of Flannery O’Connor,” Maryanne O’Hara: “Cascade,” Steven Raichlen: “Island Apart,” James Sullivan: “Island Cup.”

Library Summer Speaker Series 5–6:15 pm, Old Aquinnah Town Hall, Aquinnah. With Nicole Galland, author of “I, Iago.” Free. 508-645-2314.

Book Signing 5 pm, Edgartown Books, Edgartown. Nichole Bernier signs her new novel, “The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.” On the porch.

Author Talk: Capturing the Spirit of ’08 in ’12 6–8 pm, Farm Neck Golf Club, Oak Bluffs. Discussion of “44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the Election of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States.” With Sonia Sanchez, Michael Simanga & Vernon E. Jordan. Free. 404-991-6987.

Monday, Aug. 13

Tuesday, Aug. 14

New England Native Authors Symposium 4 pm, Aquinnah Cultural Center, Aquinnah. Authors discuss their individual works as well as New England Native literary traditions over the last four centuries. $7 suggested donation. 508-645-7900;

Pathways-Featherstone Summer Festival of Poetry 7 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. With Jorie Graham. $20. 508-693-1850;

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Book Signing & Panels 10 am, M.V. Regional High School Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs. “Between the Lines: Race & Gender in Sports in the 21st Century,” hosted & moderated by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Free.

Author’s Reading with Eleanore Wells 4 pm, Oak Bluffs Library, Oak Bluffs. On her new book, “The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree.” 508-693-9433;