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Writers and their dogs

  Our dog Henry, an Australian shepherd, was the inspiration for my second children’s book, “Henry the Dog with No Tail.” For years Henry and...

Summer reads

As we lurch toward a return to “normalcy,” let us remember that the most normal thing to do during a Vineyard summer is to...

Every book counts

When I was a child, I surely read books in school, although I don’t remember any of them. It’s the books I read during...

Writing his truth

“Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World” isn’t exactly a memoir. As Cole Brown explains it, “What it is is a scrapbook, a collection...

Telling other people’s stories

James Dale tells other people’s stories. It’s not that he’s a biographer; his books tend more toward memoir — only he’s not writing his...

Sense of place

Bestselling authors like Judy Blume, Richard Russo, Richard North Patterson, Geraldine Brooks, Linda Fairstein, and Elin Hilderbrand have done it. The list continues with...

For writers, from writers

The MV Times is pleased to announce the return of Islanders Write at Featherstone Center for the Arts during the weekend of Sept. 17...

Vineyard creative writing conference goes virtual

The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing’s summer conference will be virtual again this summer, giving it a degree of outreach that is already...

Finding Lucy Stone

Since reading an advance copy of Katherine Sherbrooke’s “Leaving Coy’s Hill,” I haven’t stopped talking about about the abolitionist, suffragist, and orator Lucy Stone....

King Lear and you

Dear Internet, Thank you for reminding us that Shakespeare wrote “King Lear” during the plague of 1606. It’s helpful to think about Shakespeare when we...

Write on

An expanded Islanders Write will be returning to Featherstone Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 2, and Monday, August 3. For the first...

Secret lives of secret sellers

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While working for the CIA as a mid-level agent, Aldrich Ames once left a briefcase with confidential material in it on a New York...

Gifts for the bibliophile in your life

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The holiday shopping season quickly accelerates into high gear, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast fading in the rearview mirror, we suggest...

When a giraffe is born without spots

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Imagine a giraffe born spotless. Kate Hancock and illustrator Lane Gregory do just that in their new collaboration for young readers, “Spotless” (Stanza Lone...

Honing your craft

Islanders Write is expanding the number of writing workshops offered at the day-long event scheduled for Monday, August 12, at Featherstone Center for the...

The perfect pitch

A few weeks before my first picture book was published, I was meeting with my editor at Simon & Schuster to talk about my...

A writer on writing

For the past two summers, novelist LaShonda Katrice Barnett has offered a series of 30-minute one-on-one feedback sessions at Islanders Write, The MV Times’...

Writing the lyric essay with Christopher Citro

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During a recent interview with poet Christopher Citro, I admitted that the term “lyric essay” was new to me. “It’s new to a lot...
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