American History Author To Speak at Library Friday

One of the authors of America According to Connor Gifford, a book by a young Nantucket man who writes in the prologue how blessed he is to have Down syndrome, will be speaking at the Vineyard Haven Public Library next Friday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome.

An Ohio native, he took many mainstream classes, and fell in love with history years before he graduated from high school is 2002. He now lives year-round on Nantucket.

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Book Launch Takes Kids on Wild Trip
Holly Nadler

For a weekday in late March on Island, it was a book launch of exceptional glamour: 46 avid fans showed up. The author lectured, read and fielded questions in a turret room flanked by a small amphitheater of seats. Even paparazzi were on hand, if you count the duo from the Gazette. The reception to the reading was rousing. The questions were intelligent and penetrating. The event ended with a round of applause and a platter of cupcakes.

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Bunch of Grapes Hosts Writers’ Open Mic Night

After a successul start this week — with eight writers, from the well-known Shirley Mayhew to charter school student and emerging novelist Hannah Vanderlaske, wowing the audience with their works in progress — Open Mic Night for Writers continues this Tuesday at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Main street in Vineyard Haven.

The evening’s emcee will be West Tisbury poet Laura D. Roosevelt.

Anyone currently working on a novel, short story, poetry or essay is invited to read for five minutes.

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Yiddish Book Discussion

Prof. Herb Foster, author of the best selling book, Ribbin’, Jivin’, and Playin’ the Dozens: The Persistent Dilemma in Our Schools, will discuss his recently completed manuscript, Yiddish and Jive in American English, at the Vineyard Haven library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The manuscript explores how Americans of Jewish and African descent have contributed more words, phrases and inflections to today’s American English usage than any other ethnic group.

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Author Talk

Author Talk

The Vineyard Haven public library will host a Sunday afternoon talk with poet and novelist, the Rev. Judy Campbell, on Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. Judy will talk about the writing process and getting your work published. There will be time for questions, and an opportunity to hear Judy read from her work as a writer. The event is sponsored by the friends of the library.

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Writers in Courage

Writers in Courage

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Author Speaks on Narrative Nonfiction

West Tisbury-based author Paul Schneider is giving a talk, Finding the Narrative Voice in a World of Facts, this Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Mr. Schneider is the author of several popular nonfiction titles, including the best-selling The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. His most recent work, Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend, was published last spring. Saturday’s talk will focus on Mr.

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Author Paul Schneider to Speak at Vineyard Museum

Author Paul Schneider will discuss his approach to developing the narrative voice in nonfiction and his research for his upcoming book on the Mississippi River. This event is part of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum Speakers Series and will take place on Jan. 30, at 3 p.m., in the museum’s library at 59 School street in Edgartown.

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Lighthouse Santa

Lighthouse Santa

Sara Hoadland Hunter and Julia Miner, the writer and illustrator team behind The Lighthouse Santa will give a reading at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m.

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