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Around the Writers’ Table: Islanders Write workshops

We’re still putting the pieces together for this year’s Islanders Write, which will take place on Monday, August 19, at Featherstone Center for...

Bumpy road-trip

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I hadn’t heard of a babymoon before reading Sidney Karger's delightfully engaging new novel, “The Bump,” but it’s an idea that makes a lot...

Around the Writers’ Table: The pitch panel returns to Islanders Write

Veteran journalist and author Loren Ghiglione said he wasn’t nervous when he stood in front of last summer’s Islanders Write pitch panel and talked...

Around the Writers’ Table: The cruise ship doctor

Dr. Gerry Yukevich was finishing up dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Boston when he cracked open his fortune cookie and read, “Soon will...

Around the Writers’ Table: Where to write?

Cafés have long been a makeshift office space for the writers we read. Hemingway famously penned most of “A Moveable Feast” in a Parisian...

Around the Writers’ Table: Poetry

Last week I had a discussion with MV Times publisher Charles Sennott about the challenges of writing a good lede. A lede is the...

Around the Writers’ Table: ‘One of a Kind’

She changed her name from Sarah to Sydney when she was 14 years old because she thought people would pay more attention to her...

Around the Writers’ Table

During the winter of 2014, Peter Oberfest, then publisher of The MV Times, called me into his office. He was interested in creating an...

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...