Tracy Kidder didn’t set out to write a book about rural medicine, tuberculosis and AIDS in Haiti. Or education in America.
When Elizabeth Alexander sat down to write her latest book, she drew upon a lifetime of material from her extensive career as a scholar, author and...
Richard North Patterson’s new novel, Trial, puts some of America’s most urgent issues concerning race and voting rights on the stand.
For Jeannette Walls, truth is at the heart of writing, from her journalism and wildly-successful debut memoir to her most recent novel, Hang the Moon...
Every spring, avian enthusiast Christian Cooper spends his early mornings searching the Ramble in Central Park for migratory birds that make New...
Some books require research, the writer visiting archives and interviewing all manner of people.
Before Sherry Sidoti was an author and yoga teacher, she was a studio manager, sweeping, framing and fetching supplies for her artist grandmother.
A member of the family who developed one of the Island’s first resort-style inns ventures to tell the tale of his family’s past in his new book The...
The biennial Martha's Vineyard Book Festival takes place August 5 and 6 on the Chilmark Community Center grounds, with an opening event on August 4...
On Saturday, August 5, The Trustees of Reservations and the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival will host a bird walk led by Christian Cooper at Long...
Author Mike Albo’s new novel, a gay, young adult fantasy called Another Dimension of Us, has action that ranges far and wide across the multiverse.
To Richard Michelson, social issues and writing are inextricable.

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Arts Briefs

Applications are available for the Renaissance Retreat for Writers and Artists in Oak Bluffs.

Warren the Whale has arrived, swimming ashore this season thanks to the writing of Phyllis Meras and illustrations by Anne Ganz.

Jenny Slate and Ben Shattuck give readings on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Pathways Arts Tuesday Writing and Poetry Series.

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