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The 2020 NBF Literary Pets Photo Contest Cover Picture

The 2020 NBF Literary Pets Photo Contest

August 13, 2019 by Nantucket Book Festival

Whether you're entering your pet in the contest, or voting for your favorite entry, you are helping raise funds for the Nantucket Book Festival!

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The 2019 Nantucket Book Foundation Young Writer Award Winners Cover Picture

The 2019 Nantucket Book Foundation Young Writer Award Winners

June 14, 2019 by Nantucket Book Festival

One of our proudest moments at the Nantucket Book Festival is when we recognize the winners of the Young Writer Award at our Opening Celebration on Friday night. We are pleased to present the 2019 winner of the Young Writer Award, Haley Ray, and the four finalists.

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How Can We Write When Everything’s Wrong?  Opening Night Celebration with  Ben Fountain, Madeline Miller, and Dave Cullen Cover Picture

How Can We Write When Everything’s Wrong? Opening Night Celebration with Ben Fountain, Madeline Miller, and Dave Cullen

June 14, 2019 by Mary Bergman

This year’s Nantucket Book Festival opening night celebration is titled How Can We Write When Everything’s Wrong? In times like this, what else can we do but pick up our pens and books? This Friday, June 14th at 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, authors Ben Fountain, Madeline Miller, and Dave Cullen will share their motivation for writing in tumultuous times. Writing on different topics, in different genres, these writers are three of the most powerful voices of our festival, and we hope you will come out to hear them.

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TGIF2  Thank Goodness It’s Festival Friday! Cover Picture

TGIF2 Thank Goodness It’s Festival Friday!

June 7, 2019 by Tim Ehrenberg

TGIF2 Thank Goodness It’s Festival Friday! Who doesn’t love a Friday? After a long week of work, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself and someone special to a night out on the town. Friday night (June 14th) of our Festival weekend is an exciting evening of events.

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Rich Hjulstrom Advocates for Susan Orlean Cover Picture

Rich Hjulstrom Advocates for Susan Orlean

June 1, 2019 by Rich Hjulstrom

A book about libraries, you say? Sounds dull. Not so with Orlean’s ability to weave a whodunit into the cause of the fire, with vignettes about the sometimes wacky patrons and employees at the L.A. libraries, and a beautiful look at the commitment of the city and the local community to rescue books during the fire and to rebuild the library.

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