Islanders Write

Cartoonist Paul Karasik takes us behind the image

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...