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Grief on your terms

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Last Friday, when Hurricane Ida was maliciously eyeing the Gulf Coast, I briefly spoke to Merissa Nathan Gerson about her new book, “Forget Prayers,...

Yes, Islanders Write 2021 is canceled

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Islanders Write, the MV Times-sponsored event that brings writers with ties to the Vineyard together to speak about topics related to writing, has for...

‘From Caldecott to Coretta Scott’

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Since the upcoming show of Black illustrators of children’s books at Featherstone Center for the Arts is being called “From Caldecott to Coretta Scott:...

Writers and their dogs

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  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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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