This week features the first in a series of three Speakeasy nights to be held at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury, all of which are to benefit the West Tisbury Library.

Each evening will feature a prominent writer discussing his or her work and taking questions. There will also be hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the first speaker will be Pulitzer-prize winning author, Geraldine Brooks. Her latest book, Caleb’s Crossing, is set in 17th century Martha’s Vineyard.

On November 29, Tony Horwitz will present his latest book, Midnight Rising, to be published in late October. The work is a part narrative and part biographical account of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry.

On January 4, poets Fanny Howe and Jennifer Tseng will lead the Speakeasy. Ms. Howe was the recipient of the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, and many other organizations. Ms. Tseng has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and has taught Asian American Studies and Creative Writing at UCLA and Hampshire College.

All Speakeasy events begin at 5:30 p.m. The price for the full series is $300.

For more information, or to make reservations, call 508-693-3489.