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Around the Writers Table: Workshops and readings

I was looking into the writing-related events that will be taking place on the Island during pinkletink season, and was surprised that a few...

Around the Writers’ Table: Winter writing

Writing tends to be a solitary endeavor, as does spending a winter on the Vineyard. Given these two situational happenstances, it’s not surprising that...

The 2023 Vineyard literary list

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Most of the 2023 year-end book lists we’ve been reading are categorized by genre. Not this one. This impressive list of books published in...

Under observation 

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“What else?” James W. Jennings asks in the opening paragraph of his debut novel, which is based on his experience as a substitute teacher...

Around the Writers Table: Islanders Write is here

A special supplement for Islanders Write is tucked into this issue of The MV Times. In this week’s Writers’ Table, I’d like to elaborate...

Around the Writers’ Table: Opening night at Islanders Write

Bookshelf bulge and inspiration. These are both things that I suspect are happening to many of us on the Vineyard this summer. This past...

Around the Writers’ Table: With two New Yorker cartoonists

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Last Friday I sat down with cartoonists Mick Stevens and Paul Karasik in the gallery space of the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, where some of...

Riveting writing

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Elizabeth Benedict has, in the past, moderated panel discussions focused on writing about sex and writing about grief at The MV Times’ sponsored writers’...

Around the Writers’ Table

I am in the final stages of planning this year’s Islanders Write, which will take place on Monday, August 21, at Featherstone Center for...

Museum as muse

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It is fitting that the stately white clapboard building that is home to the Martha’s VIneyard Museum has a storied history. The U.S. government...

Around the Writers Table

Publisher’s Weekly, the trade magazine about the publishing industry, has a weekly column called “Book Deals.” Six books that had recently been acquired for...

Around the Writers’ Table

“How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome.” That’s the cover story of the most recent Harvard Business Review. The picture on the cover is a photograph...

Around the Writers’ Table

While trying to decide on what to write for this week’s Writer’s Table, I received an email from Walker Ryan, a professional skateboarder and...

Announcing the 5-Minute Book Bite

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By Mathew Tombers’ count, there are over 200 books written by Vineyard-connected authors currently on the shelves of Edgartown Books. Tombers is the manager...

Secrets then and now

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We’ve gotten so accustomed to broadcasting the details of our lives across various social media platforms that it’s getting hard to recall that our...

Around the Writers’ Table

I recently received an email from a writer I know asking me to subscribe to his Substack. Then a second request came from another...

Around the Writers’ Table: National Poetry Month on M.V.

Since 1996, April has been designated National Poetry Month. While there are a few readings and workshops afoot, I’m a bit surprised there isn’t...

Teaching children history through song

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Last week former educator and current New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman tweeted that he is sending a package of books to Florida Gov. Ron...

Around the Writers’ Table

The first Islanders Write was held at the Grange Hall on a sweltering August day in 2014. From the beginning we wanted to make...

Around the Writers’ Table

After you’ve filled up on fried dough, taken a spin on the Ferris wheel, and marveled at the fireworks, The MV Times invites you...