Celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates is coming to the Vineyard to headline the Vineyard Playhouse's next Monday Night Special on July 30.

The Monday night events, held each week at 7 p.m. at the Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven, introduce works-in-progress and give the audience the opportunity to talk with the artists involved, perhaps even giving advice.

The reading is of a play written by Ms. Oates called Emily and Joyce: Wild Nights. The play is a reworking of her book of stories published in 2008 which imagined the last days and nights of Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Henry James and Ernest Hemingway.

Tickets are $25. Visit vineyardplayhouse.org or call 508-687-2452 for tickets and more information.