2017 Schedule at a Glance


9:00 PM, Nantucket Hotel Breeze Bar: Authors in Bars



8:30 AM, Dreamland Harborview Room: Laurie Halse AndersonSeeds of America Trilogy & Nathaniel PhilbrickBen's Revolution (ticketed event)

9:00 AM, Atheneum Great Hall: Samantha HuntMr. Splitfoot

10:00 AM, Atheneum Great Hall: Will Schwalbe, Books for Living, with Michael Schulder

10:30 AM, Dreamland Harborview Room: Robert CocuzzoTracking the Wild Coomba

11:00 AM, Atheneum Great Hall: Nicole Dennis-BennHere Comes the Sun

11:30 AM, Dreamland Harborview Room: Bernie SwainWhat Made Me Who I Am

12:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Catherine LaceyThe Answers

12:00 PM, Nantucket Yacht Club: Michelle GableThe Book of Summer; Mary Alice MonroeBeach House for Rent, & Nancy ThayerSecrets in Summer (ticketed event)

12:30 PM, Dreamland Harborview Room: Caroline KitchenerPost Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College

1:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Kay Redfield JamisonRobert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire, with Mindy Todd

1:30 PM, Dreamland Harborview Room: Betsy LernerThe Bridge Ladies

2:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Andrea CohenUnfathoming

2:30 PM, Dreamland Harborview Room: Finn MurphyThe Long Haul: A Trucker's Tale of Life on the Road, with John Stanton:

3:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Marie AranaSimon Bolivar: American Liberator

3:30 PM, Dreamland Harborview Room: James O'Connell, MDStories from the Shadows: Reflections from a Street Doctor

4:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Amor TowlesA Gentleman in Moscow

7:00 PM, Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary: Opening Night Celebration

8:00 PM, Brant Point Grill @ The White Elephant: Nantucket Book Festival Author Dinner (ticketed event)



9:00 AM, Atheneum Great Hall: James GleickTime Travel: A History, with Dan Menaker

9:00 AM, Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary: Jodi PicoultSmall Great Things

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Atheneum Garden: Local Authors Tent

10:00 AM, Atheneum Great Hall: Kevin YoungBlue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015

10:00 AM, Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall: Bill KonigsbergHonestly Ben

10:00 AM, Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary: Ruth ReichlMy Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, with Michael Schulder

11:00 AM, Atheneum Great Hall: Daniel MenakerThe African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense

11:00 AM, Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall: Suzie Carpenter, On the Bright Side, with Marsha Egan

11:00 AM, Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary: Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns, with Diane Rehm

12:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Kay Redfield JamisonRobert Lowell:Setting the River on Fire, and Megan MarshallElizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, with Kate Tuttle

12:00 PM, Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary: Laurie Halse AndersonSpeak

12:00 PM, Nantucket Culinary Center: Sarah Leah Chase, Nantucket Open House Cookbook (ticketed event)

1:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Elliot AckermanGreen on Blue, with Lea Carpenter

1:00 PM, Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall: Lynda Mullaly HuntFish in a Tree

1:00 PM, Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary: Robert Pinsky, At The Foundling Hospital

2:00 PM, Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall: James SulzerThe Card People

2:00 PM, Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary: Diane RehmOn My Own, with Marie Arana

3:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Alice HoffmanFaithful; Samantha HuntMr Splitfoot; and Catherine LaceyThe Answers

3:00 PM, Nantucket Community School @ 56 Centre St: James GleickTime Travel: A History (ticketed event)

4:00 PM, White Heron Theater @ 5 N. Water St: Nantucket Young Playwrights

4:00 PM, Atheneum Great Hall: Carl SafinaBeyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

4:00 PM, Atheneum Garden: Francine MathewsDeath on Nantucket



9:00 AM, Brant Point Grill @ The White Elephant: Ruth Reichl, collected works (ticketed event)

12:00 - 3:00 PM, Cisco Brewers: Cisco Send-Off Party

1:00 PM, Nantucket Culinary Center: Bianca BoskerCork Dork (ticketed event)

6:00 PM, NHA Whaling Museum: Carl Safina, collected works (ticketed event)