Leah Crosby has spent the last three years asking Islanders to consider how their bodies move.

Plumbelly, about a 28-foot sloop and the dynamics of its sailors, is Gary Maynard's debut novel.

This Saturday, Sept. 8 is the ninth annual Best Fest. There will be dancing in the streets, or rather street: Circuit avenue.

Next weekend, the Island hosts the sixth annual New England to Nashville Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters’ Festival.

Rows of small paint brushes were lined up by the window of Ashley Medowski’s studio Monday morning in West Tisbury.

Mr. Paradise gears up to host the 13th annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival.


Arts Briefs

The Film Society in Vineyard Haven is hosting its annual Manhattan Short Film Festival from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30.

A six-part Marcel Proust series begins on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

Opening night is Sept. 20 for the production of The Room Where I Was Held at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.