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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

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...

Reads from the Rock

Daylight hours are dwindling, and the frigid temps that taunt us are planning their move. Remember the ice moat surrounding your house last winter?...

Defining Jewish identity

Last Wednesday, three swastikas were found spray-painted outside the office of a Jewish psychology professor at Columbia’s Teachers College in New York City. In...

Breaking the case

I hope someone is compiling a list of books that are set on Martha’s Vineyard. If you happen to be that person, please add...

‘Dear Edvard’

For the past several years, my friend Richard Michelson — an awardwinning poet, children’s book author, art dealer, and Oak Bluffs summer resident —...

‘Islanders Write’ writers tell us what they think

Before “Islanders Write,” we like to ask the writers taking part a few random questions about writing and the writing life. We’re sharing some...

Books don’t have to end

I spent much of last winter contemplating the hundreds of books on the bookshelves in my mother’s foyer. I flipped through them, read passages,...

‘Islanders Write’ turns five

This year marks the fifth anniversary for “Islanders Write,” the writers’ festival that brings writers, editors, and others immersed in the writing life together...

What did you do this winter?

Peter Pinkletink hopped out of Aquinnah this winter. The irrepressibly charming Peter, whose stories are being told in a series of online books for...

Reading Nancy

Three frames of a comic strip with three words repeated three times inspired two men to spend some 30 years writing a book. The...

On the bedside table

We’re ending the year with a new Friday feature about books. We’re calling it Bedside Table. We'd like to hear about what you’re reading...

It’s all in the technique

Before Tim Healy’s first child was born, Healy and his then wife went shopping for items for the baby’s nursery. Along with blankets and...

Watch your wallpaper

In a scene from the 1982 film “Tootsie,” Jessica Lange’s character is lying in her childhood bedroom and says to Dustin Hoffman’s Dorothy, “I...

Island writers tell all

“Islanders Write” is returning for the fourth summer on Monday, August 14, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. This daylong event examining the...

A conversation with children’s book author Elise Broach

I am flummoxed. I am trying to write about Elise Broach’s most recent book “The Wolf Keepers” (Henry Holt and Co.). Elise will be...

Katharine Cornell comes to life at a reading of A.R. Gurney’s ‘The Grand Manner’

“Katharine Cornell swims in the nude,” Guthrie McClintic says in A.R. Gurney’s play “The Grand Manner.” The character of Guthrie, based on Cornell’s real-life...