Comic Book Talk

Comic Book Talk

Eisner Award winning New Yorker cartoonist Paul Karasik will talk about and sign his book, You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation: The Comics of Fletcher Hanks, Volume II, at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven at 7 p.m. Of the previous volume edited by Mr. Karasik, the notorious Robert Crumb said “I must have this book for my library.” For details, call 508-693-2291.

Judy Blume Fans Are Legion at Book Signing

A devoted, multigenerational crowd gathered at the Judy Blume book signing at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore last Saturday afternoon, the first jointly held book signing between the store and Riley’s Reads.

Ms. Blume was signing any and all of her 28 releases, including the newest, Friend or Fiend? With the Pain and the Great One.

Wine, Cheese and Verse at The Yard

Poet Sassy Ross will be featured at a wine and cheese reading today, Tuesday, August 18, at 5:30 p.m. at The Yard on Middle Road in Chilmark. Admission is $25 for general seating; $15 for seniors and those under age 30.

Author of My Monk Reads from Her Work

A regular summer Island impressario, Elizabeth Dembrowsky on Saturday debuts her first novel, My Monk, with two readings (1 and 6 p.m.) at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

The book notes say: “Harriet Zabrosky believed in love at first sight — until it happened to her. He became a monk. She moved back to America.”

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Lectures on Life After 50

Feeling older? Wiser? Harvard professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot will discuss her new book, The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50 on Thursday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. the Vineyard Haven Public Library. It is free and all are welcome.

For Kids: Sesame Street Writer to Read, Talk Writing

The Oak Bluffs library welcomes Lou Berger, seasonal resident and former head writer for Sesame Street for 11 years, for a reading of his book, The Elephant Wish on Tuesday, August 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The book is a modern fairy tale, in which Eliza Prattlebottom, on her eighth birthday, makes a wish: “Oh, I wish that an elephant would come and take me away!” Two days, six hours, thirty-seven minutes and nine seconds later, Eliza’s wish comes true.

Festival’s Schedule of Authors

People of the Book author Geraldine Brooks will be speaking at 3:30 p.m. in the Squibnocket tent and signing books at 4:15.

Fish Story

Fish Story

Charles A. Bartholomy, a seasoned professional fishing captain and former syndicated outdoor columnist, presents Fish Story Extraordinary on Friday, July 17, at 4 p.m. at the Federated Church Parish House in Edgartown

Mr. Bartholomy combines corporate and political intrigue with an American CEO’s quest for success in Cuba’s annual Hemingway Blue Marlin Tournament in his latest book, The Blue.

Island Historian Reveals New Book

Island Historian

Reveals New Book

David McCullough, Pulitzer-prizewinning author of The Path Between the Seas, Truman, John Adams and 1776, is working on a new book, set for release in 2010. The as-yet-untitiled tome chronicles the remarkable history of innovation and achievement in the fields literature, medicine, design and the arts by Americans living in Paris.

Moby Rich Author Faces Final Judgment; Mr. Melville Unhappy

Scene: The Pearly Gates, hopefully a good 50 years from now. St. Peter is standing by the gates. Nicole Galland enters, agog at what is before her.

NG: There must be some mistake. I’m an agnostic Buddhist pagan. Plus I’m Jewish. I think I took the wrong exit.