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An expanded Islanders Write will be returning to Featherstone Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 2, and Monday, August 3. For the first time, Islanders Write will kick off with a half day...

Gifts for the bibliophile in your life

The holiday shopping season quickly accelerates into high gear, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast fading in the rearview mirror, we suggest it’s time to refocus your attention, if you have any...

Writing advice from the pros

If you weren’t among the 600 to 700 people on Monday who trooped to the sixth annual Islanders Write conference at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, here's a short list of...

Fans fill Featherstone for Horwitz, McCullough

If you showed up at 6:30 Sunday night you were late. The line of people to hear David McCullough and Nathaniel Horwitz speak at 7:30 snaked two-abreast down the 100-foot walkway from the Featherstone...

Sex, spiders, and symphonies, oh my!

Every year leading up to Islanders Write, we ask four questions to the writers taking part. We actually have a lot more questions for them, but we’ll save those for the event. Three of...

Coolest Islanders Write ever

The annually delightful Islanders Write (IW) conference occurs August 11 and 12 at a new venue. The sixth edition of IW features new themes supporting traditional fan faves for active and aspiring writers. A...

Rejoice, grammar geeks

Grammar nerds are in for a real treat at this year's Islanders Write. New Yorker Ellen Jovin will set up her “Grammar Table” at the event at Featherstone Center for the Arts on Monday,...

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 Arts, beginning with an 8 am Wake up and Write!...

Writers reading

“I am always stunned at the caliber of writing on the Island,” said West Tisbury’s Niki Patton. Since 2015, Patton, a writer herself, has been facilitating Writers Read, a monthly informal feedback group open...

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 second book when she asked, “Do you want to see...

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’ 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

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

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

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

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’

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

“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...