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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...

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...

Reads from the Rock

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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

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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

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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’

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