Monday, April 15, 2024

Islanders Write

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...

Comedy comes calling

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Annabelle Gurwitch, actress and bestselling author of “I See You Made an Effort,” and Adam Mansbach, madly successful journalist (the New Yorker and Esquire, folks) and the bestselling author of “Go the F___ to...

Nicole Galland and Neal Stephenson create real magic together in new fantasy novel

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From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical novelist and Vineyard native Nicole Galland comes the book that may be this summer's blockbuster — “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,” a thriller of...

‘Would Everybody Please Stop?’

If you can get your hands on Jenny Allen's new book, “Would Everybody Please Stop?” you may be tempted to gobble it all up at one sitting, telling yourself, “Just one more, and then...

Gregory Mone teams up with Bill Nye for new science adventure book

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Ten years after a day of surfing with Bill Nye the Science Guy, West Tisbury resident Gregory Mone entered into a deal to co-author a series of books for children with Nye. The first...

Islanders Write checks in with the 2016 panelists

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Last August, more than 30 writers came together at the Grange Hall to discuss the art, craft, and business of writing at the third Islanders Write. We recently checked in with them to find...

Solving the mystery: Why Linda Fairstein is writing for young readers

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In 1930, American children were introduced to Nancy Drew, a 16-year-old sleuth who defied gender expectations. The Nancy Drew Mysteries, written by several different writers under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, found instant popularity and...

Islanders Write panelists ponder ‘The Media and the Making of a President’

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People were likely grousing about presidential politics back in 1859 when the West Tisbury Grange Hall was new, but last Sunday night a panel of veteran journalists gathered at the 155-year old post and...

In its third year, Islanders Write came of age on Monday

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Hundreds of devotees of the writing craft packed into the Grange Hall on Monday for a set of fast-paced forums packed with tips on how to write better and how to get published across...

Ask the Writers

For the past three years, we’ve asked the speakers taking part in Islanders Write to answer a series of random questions. This year we had just four questions. The following is a selection of...

‘The Media and the Making of a President’ examines the 2016 election

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We the people, now rendered nearly senseless by the characters, events, and media coverage of the bizarre 2016 presidential campaign, have a chance to regroup Sunday night at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. We...

Bunch of Grapes and Islanders Write present hot-off-the-press writers

Bunch of Grapes bookstore will return to Islanders Write this summer to host author signings. Since seven of the authors participating in the event on August 8 had books published in the past four...

Islanders Write will return in August

Aspiring writers, published authors, and readers of fiction and nonfiction alike, mark your calendars — Islanders Write is returning to West Tisbury’s Grange Hall in August. As in the past two years, panel discussions...

Islanders Write Event is Monday: Dedicated to the art, craft and business of writing

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 Where: Grange Hall in West Tisbury Panel discussions upstairs at the Grange Schedule: 8:00-8:45 Morning Edition: Writing for Radio They say radio is the most visual medium. Find out how it’s done. Sean Corcoran, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Rob Rosenthal...

Books Published in the past year by Islanders Write authors

Islanders Write — a day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing — will be at the Grange Hall, Monday, August 11. Panels are scheduled all day, from 7:45 am (Writing...

Islanders Write: A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing

Updated When: Monday, August 11, 2014 Where: Grange Hall in West Tisbury Panel discussions upstairs at the Grange Schedule: 8:00-8:45 Morning Edition: Writing for Radio They say radio is the most visual medium. Find out how it’s done. Sean Corcoran, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Rob Rosenthal...

Islanders Write: A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing.

A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing. Join us for panel discussions, book signings, workshops and other literary delights.