Literary events this week on Martha’s Vineyard


Thursday, Aug. 23

Author’s Talk with Alan Dershowitz 7:30 pm, M.V. Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven. $15. Is J Street’s Position on Iran Good or Bad for Israel? Sponsored by the program committee of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. 508-693-0745.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Author’s Talk with Ellen Weiss 5:30 pm, Chilmark Library. On her book, “Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington.” Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library. 508-645-3360.

Roundtable Discussion with Geraldine Brooks 6 pm, Aquinnah Cultural Center. Discussion will center around the changes Ms. Brooks made in the recently released paperback version of “Caleb’s Crossing” after the 2011 event. $7 suggested donation. 508-645-7900;

Author’s Talk with Tom Dresser 7 pm, Edgartown Library. On his book, “The Wampanoag Tribe of Martha’s Vineyard: Colonization to Recognition.” Free. 508-627-4221;

Author’s Talk 7:30 pm, M.V. Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven. Discussion between Imam Feisal, author of “Moving the Mountain,” and Rabbi Caryn B. Broitman of Martha’s Vineyard Congregation. 508-693-0745;