Nantucket Book Festival Art Contest winner is Marianne Kelley, whose art was chosen from 39 entries with a vote by the Nantucket Book Festival Committee. This art will be featured on 2023 Festival posters, program cover, website, and social media. Kelley lives on Nantucket year-round. She is a regular patron […]
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The Art of Walking
At 9 am this Friday, June 17, the first author talk of the 2022 Nantucket Book Festival will feature a conversation between Ben Shattuck and Nathaniel Philbrick about walking, retracing journeys, finding a nation, and finding yourself. Both authors explored these themes in recent books: Shattuck in Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau and Philbrick in his Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.
A Whale of a Story
History is a gift. Good or bad, right or wrong, it shows us where we came from and, if we’re wise enough to pay attention and listen to it, where not to tread again. And in spite of all the schooling, all the television and movies, and all the stories passed down from our elders, there are still pieces of our past that, to many, remain undiscovered.
Watch Art Made & Meet the Authors
Artistic endeavors are being celebrated across our island this June as two festivals overlap in dates: one festival honoring art and another that salutes those who write and those who love to read. The Artists Association of Nantucket’s Plein Air Festival begins on Tuesday, June 14 and continues through Sunday, […]
2022 Book Festival Schedule Announced
The Nantucket Book Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a stellar schedule of in-person talks, forums, gatherings and celebrations of writers and readers from June 16-19. Most of their events are free, with a few special events requiring paid tickets. The schedule is now online and tickets […]
Book Fest Authors Celebrate Juneteenth
The Nantucket Book Foundation, on the weekend it would traditionally hold its festival, will present a live virtual event celebrating Juneteenth and speaking to issues of race in America. On Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm, this live virtual event will feature a panel of four authors who are educators, […]
Conducting an Orchestra
Writing Process of Alex Marzano-Lesnevich by Catherine Macallister Lovers of literature rejoice! The Eighth Annual Nantucket Book Festival is just around the corner. With events for all ages, more than 50 distinguished authors will call Nantucket home for three days from June 13 to 16, as they share their works […]
Book Fest Brings Readers & Writers Together on-Island
Now in its seventh year, the Nantucket Book Festival has established itself as a major summer destination for book lovers with impressive and eclectic line-ups of award-winning authors. The three-day festival begins this Friday, June 15, with author readings, panel discussions, book signings, and social gatherings that will continue through […]