In addition to the author presentations Friday and Saturday, the Festival will host an outdoor exhibit of local authors selling and signing their books in the Nantucket Atheneum garden during the day Saturday. Children’s programming will be offered in the garden, from story times for toddlers to presentations for students of all ages. And, The Typewriter Rodeo, a quartet of Austin-based poets, will be on hand, writing poems on demand on any subject for all who attend.
Other events include “Authors in Bars” on Saturday night and optional ticketed hospitality events including Sunday’s author breakfast at the White Elephant, as well as “the Cisco Send-off,” a Sunday afternoon wrap party at Cisco Brewers.
The Nantucket Book Festival operates under the Nantucket Book Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to celebrate and promote the joys and rewards of reading, writing, and literacy. The organization seeks to present an annual quality program that honors national, regional and local authors and the rich culture of the written word, ideas, and the imagination.
The Nantucket Book Foundation also administers an education program in the Nantucket schools which includes the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program, the Nantucket Book Festival Young Writers Award, and the Visiting Authors program. These programs encourage our students to find a platform of words and a love of reading to understand that while they may live on an island, there is no limit to their imagination.
For more information visit nantucketbookfestival.org.