2017 Nantucket Book Festival Announces More Authors, Ticketed Events

2017 Nantucket Book Festival Announces More Authors, Ticketed Events

The 6th annual Nantucket Book Festival, June 16-18, has made some recent additions to their author line-up and has announced a full slate of ticketed events that will round out the weekend.

Ticketed events provide audiences with unique opportunities to hear and interact with their favorite authors, while playing an integral part in paying for the Festival. Over 75% of the Festival programs are free and open to the public.

Recent additions to the author line-up include audience favorite Amor Towles, author of A Gentleman in Moscow; Megan Marshall (ElizaBeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast) who will join Kay Redfield Jamison in conversation about two 20th century New England poets, ElizaBeth Bishop and Robert Lowell; Francine Mathews (aka Stephanie Barron), author of the bestselling Nantucket Mysteries Series; and Sarah Leah Chase, island culinary icon celebrating 30 years of her Nantucket Open-House Cookbook in print.

The sole fundraising event for the Festival is the Friday evening Author Gala, at the Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant, following the Festival's Opening Celebration. Ticketholders will enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner overlooking the harbor while rubbing elbows with participating authors. Details and tickets for all events are now on sale at nantucketbookfestival.org/festival- info/schedule.

Other ticketed events now on sale include:


Laurie Halse Anderson and Nathaniel Philbrick: History for the Future Dreamland Theater (Breakfast, 8:30-10:00am)

Nancy Thayer, Mary Alice Monroe and Michelle Gable: Island Retreat Nantucket Yacht Club (Luncheon, 12:00-2:00pm)


Sarah Leah Chase: 30 Years of Open House Cooking Nantucket Culinary Center (Luncheon, 12:00-1:30pm)

James Gleick
Community School (Saturday tea to be announced)


Ruth Reichl: Memoir and Memory
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant (Breakfast, 9:00-10:30am)

Bianca Bosker: Kindergarten of the Nose Nantucket Culinary Center (Winetasting, 1:00-2:30pm)

Carl Safina with Sara Bois: Wild Places and Human Dignity NHA Whaling Museum (Closing celebration, 6:00-8:00pm)

The Nantucket Book Festival, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a multi-day cultural event celebrating the rich literary resources of Nantucket's past, present and future. The Festival seeks to create and renew enthusiasm for books, connect authors and readers, encourage a love of reading and writing among young people, raise funds for literary causes, and promote Nantucket Island as an oasis and haven for the literary arts. For more information, visit www.nantucketbookfestival.org.

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