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Twists and turns

What happens on the Island stays on the Island. Except when what happens on the Island is a fictional story, rendered from the extraordinary...

Around the Writers’ Table: Writing about yourself

Last week, Professor Dame Sally Mapstone, the principal and vice chancellor of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, gave a commencement address to...

Around the Writers’ Table

While the Taste of the Vineyard was going on in Edgartown, I was tasting tapas in London with several Vineyard friends. One of them...

Around the Writers’ Table

In 2019, roving grammar guru Ellen Jovin set up her grammar table at Islanders Write and greeted the grammar-minded on their way into the...

Around the Writers’ Table

Back in April, before we started sneezing and dusting the pollen off our cars, I wrote about the upcoming pitch panel at Islanders Write....

Around the Writers’ Table

Last Thursday morning I emailed Nancy Slonim Aronie and told her I wanted to interview her about processing grief through writing. Aronie is a...

Around the Writers’ Table

Is a Vineyard summer still a good time to catch up on your reading? It’s clear that the slow-dance summers of the Kodachrome era...

Get inspired

This summer’s Islanders Write will have more writing workshops on a wider range of topics than ever before. These breakout sessions will be focused...

Pitch perfect

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I don’t know if the ability to shape and present a pitch should be considered an art form, but there is an artistry and...

Ghost, with, or and

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Cole Brown was waiting out the pandemic in Australia when his friend Matt James, who had found fame and courted controversy on the 25th...

Island writers on writing

Jennifer Smith Turner’s debut novel, “Child Bride,” was published in April 2020. It’s generally not advised to launch a literary career a month into...

Island writers on writing

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It began when she gave up. Her computer irretrievably and maliciously devoured the first 68 pages of a memoir she was working on, what...

On the shelf

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I’ve heard a lot of people say that their reading habits have changed since the beginning of the pandemic some two years ago —...

A life’s work

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Marc Brown makes a cameo appearance in the series finale of the PBS show “Arthur.” (For those of you who haven’t been in the...

Islanders Write 2022

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February will soon be over, and the gust of wind from our collective exhale could practically blow the ferry off course. The number of...

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...