Sunday, August 7, 2022

Islanders Write

A writer on writing

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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’ sponsored writers festival, to writers who have finished a draft...

Islanders Write is moving

Islanders Write, The MV Times’ annual writers’ festival, will move to Featherstone Center for the Arts in 2019. “After five wonderful years at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, we realize that we need...

Schedule of Philip Weinstein’s fall lecture series on Marcel Proust

This fall, literatus Philip Weinstein will hold another series of free public lectures at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven as part of “Islanders Read the Classics,” this time on legendary French writer...

Taking a look at the writing life

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Five years now into the Islanders Write (IW) annual event, it is enormously satisfying to observe one overriding constant: the purity of intent among the hundreds of writing pros and neophytes who have trooped...

Pitch Panel returns to ‘Islanders Write’

Marci Moreau practiced her pitch on State Beach until her family started throwing sand at her. Moreau was one of six people selected to pitch their book projects at “Islanders Write” last summer, which...

‘Islanders Write’ turns five

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This year marks the fifth anniversary for “Islanders Write,” the writers’ festival that brings writers, editors, and others immersed in the writing life together for writing workshops, panel discussions, author signings, an open mic,...

The Mourning After: Political panel takes on Trump at IW kickoff session

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An audience of blue state voters were seeing red Sunday night at the packed Grange Hall in West Tisbury as they considered the aftermath of the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump as the...

‘Islanders Write’ conference provided a creative stage for all types of writers

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Beth and Kathy Usher of Storrs, Conn., have a very real-life story to tell, and they got to tell it on Monday to a panel of publishing industry executives, thanks to the fourth annual...

Island writers at ‘Islanders Write’

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The fourth annual “Islanders Write” (IW) conference presents a robust lineup of interactive panels and more, with writing pros exploring a range of popular genres on Monday, August 14. The IW conference, at the Grange...

Island writers tell all

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“Islanders Write” is returning for the fourth summer on Monday, August 14, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. This daylong event examining the art, craft, and business of writing is open to the...

Cartoonist Paul Karasik takes us behind the image

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West Tisbury resident Paul Karasik, lecturer, author, and New Yorker cartoonist, will take his audience behind the cartoon scene for a look at how — and why — cartoons work at 2 pm, Monday,...

A savvy trio will plumb U.S. political depths at ‘Islanders Write’ kickoff

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A trio of national political commentators will sort the U.S. political tea leaves in a freewheeling search for clues about our Trump-era national destiny on Sunday, August 13, at 7:30 pm in the Grange...

‘To the New Owners’ is a meditation on gratitude

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Pulitzer prizewinning writer Madeleine Blais has spent years examining the art of memoir writing with her journalism students at UMass Amherst, so it’s no surprise that “To the New Owners,” Ms. Blais’ memoir of...

What’s new at ‘Islanders Write’ this summer?

We’re glad you asked. Our first ever pitch panel. An open mic. One-on-one feedback session with a novelist. And an afternoon dedicated to humor writing that we’re calling the Laughternoon. And, like always, the day...

Jessica Harris creates a world of glitterati artists in latest book

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Jessica B. Harris of Oak Bluffs, New York, and New Orleans, is more than a cookbook writer, even though she’s written 12 of them. Some have earned her prestigious awards, including the recent IACP...

‘The Language of Angels’ tells the story of Hebrew’s revival

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Summer Campground resident and prolific author Richard Michelson has published a new children’s book about the rebirth of the Hebrew language. “The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew” is the...

A conversation with children’s book author Elise Broach

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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 speaking on a panel about writing middle-grade fiction that I...

Vermont author says writing what you know isn’t always the best practice

Jeffrey Lent takes a hammer to the popular advice for young writers, “Write what you know,” and shatters it. In his new book, “Before We Sleep,” 17-year-old Katey Snow goes on a journey of...

‘Islanders Write’ returns to celebrate writing on August 13 & 14

Updated July 17 'Islanders Write' is the annual writing conference, sponsored by the MV Times and MV Arts & Ideas magazine, about the art, craft and business of writing. The full day event on Monday...

Want to publish your book? Try these sessions at Islanders Write

Islanders Write will be returning for a full day of panel discussions, author signings, and workshops on Monday, August 14, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. This year we are introducing a pitch...